Top Private Equity Carlyle Group Executive on Measuring ESG: Running in 1000 Different Directions
11th December 2021 | Hong Kong
The top executive and Global Head of Impact one of the world’s leading private equity Carlyle Group Megan Starr, had commented of the challenges of applying ESG data including “running in 1,000 different directions” at the Bloomberg Sustainability Summit on 8th December 2021. “One of the challenges we have in ESG data and this larger space is that in pursuit of our overall goal, which is a set of meaningful performance-based comparable data, we’ve been running in 1,000 different directions … … We have framework fatigue. When I talk to our portfolio companies that want to start doing sustainability reporting at Carlyle. My recommendation sounds something like: start with the GRI [Global Reporting Initiative], then TCFD [Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures], then SFDR [Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation],” said Megan Starr, Carlyle Group Global Head of Impact. Source: FNLondon (ESG ~ Environmental, Social & Governance)
“ Top Private Equity Carlyle Group Executive on Measuring ESG: Running in 1000 Different Directions “
Megan Starr, Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group
Megan Starr is the Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group. She is based in New York. In her role, Ms. Starr works to design and execute Carlyle’s cohesive, long-term impact strategy. She also oversees the dedicated ESG team, which leads the firm’s investment diligence and portfolio company engagement work on material ESG issues.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Starr was within Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division, where she helped build the ESG and impact investing business. Previously, Ms. Starr served in roles at The JPB Foundation, a $3.8B private family foundation based in New York City. Ms. Starr received an M.B.A. and a Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, and an A.B. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude with highest honors in field of concentration.
The Carlyle Group
Carlyle is one of the world’s largest and most diversified global investment firms, with $293 billion of assets under management across 3 business segments and 433 investment vehicles. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, our global team today is comprised of more than 1,800 professionals operating in 26 offices across 5 continents. Together, across our firm, our mission is to drive long-term value for our investors, companies, shareholders, people and communities.
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