US private equity eyes environmental profit opportinity

Summary: Private equity firms may not be the most obvious eco-trailblazers, but nearly three-quarters of senior buyout executives polled by PricewaterhouseCoopers believe that environmental sustainability is one of their top objectives. The poll found that 88% of senior executives believe sustainability will become a more important factor in business decisions and investments in the next two years. The reason? It can boost the bottom line.

Increasing energy efficiency and reducing waste and fuel use are initiatives that can create value within a firm’s portfolio – a strategy sure to please investors. In addition to the financial benefits of improving environmental practices comes an enhanced image and competitive edge. Read the full article here.