Meet Kate Goodall, our Head of ESG & Sustainability at the ESG conference, co-hosted by Real Deals and The Drawdown. It will bring together leading fund managers, institutional investors and expert advisors to provide an in-depth exploration of the latest trends in ESG.

As ESG continues to move up the agenda, private equity firms and their portfolio companies must learn to navigate an increasingly complex path to demonstrate their ESG credentials.

This year’s agenda will cover all the key themes for 2023 including the latest updates on regulatory changes, the challenges of ensuring data integrity and consistency of reporting, the importance of DEI within both GPs and their portfolio companies and the role of ESG throughout the whole deal cycle, from valuation through to exit.

31st January - 1st February
The King's Fund, Cavendish Square, London

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The Real Deals & The Drawdown's ESG: Explore, Strategise & Grow Conference builds on Real Deals’ 20 years of experience in the European private equity market. The event provides an exclusive platform for fund managers, investors and expert solution providers to tackle one of the most rapidly evolving and topical issues facing the industry.

The conference attracts over 100 private equity professionals and industry experts who join us to hear from over 25 influential industry leading experts, and to interact in-person with thought leaders from across the PE community. Attendees hear how to stay ahead of the ESG curve by learning about current trends and insights, and keeping up to date with technology and requirements by accessing invaluable content and experts.

Panel session moderated by Kate Goodall: 1st February 13:00
 ESG Compensation is still on the up: do you have to pay to play?
  • Current trends in ESG compensation
  • How can firms align compensation to the role, responsibilities, and experience of people in the market?
  • How can you retain your ESG professionals in a rising comp market?
  • How to manage the knock-on effects of the upward trend in ESG comp with the rest of your organisation
Kate Goodall
Head of ESG & Sustainability