At PER, we’re seeing increasing demand for ESG professionals that can drive investments and help to build businesses that are sustainable in all senses. This is a critical moment for private markets, an industry with the agility, long-term perspective and capital to have a significant positive impact on our economies, communities and planet.

In our new podcast series, Good Returns, we’ll be talking to key players in the ESG space to find out about the policies, people and purpose that will future-proof your business and investment strategy.
Episode 1 - Setting out on your ESG journey

In the first episode of our new podcast series, we talk to Andy Last, CEO of strategic communications specialists MullenLowe salt about developing ESG messaging. As an advisor to big names such as Unilever, PepsiCo, Mondelez and Diageo, Andy knows a thing or two about developing effective ESG communication strategies.

In this 13-minute episode, Andy guides us through defining the business drivers behind ESG strategies, promoting the business benefits of addressing environmental and social issues, and engaging effectively with key stakeholders on your sustainability strategy.

Listen now for great tips on creating relevant and resonant messages to share with your internal and external audiences. 

Andy Last, CEO, MullenLowe salt

Andy Last advises brands and corporates on using social purpose and sustainability communications to drive growth and effect change to bring about both better business results and social progress. He is a regular speaker and commentator on the power of business to lead positive change. Andy co-founded salt in 2000 and has led the development of MullenLowe salt’s Social Purpose model to create sustainable, progressive campaigns for brands and businesses.
Episode 2 - The future of responsible investing

In this 12-minute episode, we ask Peter about the principles of the PRI, how the organisation has developed and what it means to be a signatory. 

Peter Dunbar is a Senior Private Equity Specialist at Principles for Responsible Investment. He works with PRI signatories within private markets, helping them to incorporate ESG principles into investment analysis, decision-making, and ownership practices.

Peter Dunbar, Senior Private Equity Specialist at Principles for Responsible Investment

Peter works with PRI signatories within private markets, helping them to incorporate ESG principles into investment analysis, decision-making, and ownership practices. Prior to joining PRI, Peter worked for over a decade at Capital Group Private Markets. His extensive experience in private markets investment has included roles in ESG, investor relations, fundraising, operations and corporate strategy.

Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) is a United Nations-supported international network working to promote sustainable investment. Learn more about the organisation here.

Episode 3 -  Sustainable LP Investing

We had a fascinating conversation with Ali Floyd, Managing Director at Campbell Lutyens and an expert in sustainable investing. Ali discusses the shifts in LP investment allocation, changing priorities in sustainability and how this is reflected in core investment portfolios. We also cover the rise in due diligence when it comes to ESG investing and its impact on the industry.

Listen now for great insights into LPs ESG investing. 

Ali Floyd, Managing Director, Campbell Lutyens

Ali joined Campbell Lutyens in 2016 and is a member of the fund placement team, with a focus on European business development and sustainable investing. Prior to joining Campbell Lutyens, Ali worked in the M&A advisory division at J.P. Morgan and served in the British Army. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics and Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin.
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