ESG Due Diligence
ESG due diligence provides visibility into ESG risk and opportunity at time of investment, assessing non-traditional operational risks that typically fall outside the scope of other advisors-from consumer good will and reputational scrutiny to operational continuity. Malk's process is fit-for-purpose based on client needs and deal timelines, designed to align with stakeholder priorities and maximize opportunity to build Management buy-in and long-term ESG engagement.
Malk's proprietary ESG framework leverages elements of public company-focused frameworks, simplified into a set of issue areas to help companies and investors understand the relevance of ESG to their operations. Review of these issue areas is calibrated to a materiality threshold that considers a company's industry, business model, operations, and scale.
ESG diligence has become a cornerstone of a successful private equity ESG program. Malk’s ESG diligence enables GPs to identify ESG risks and associated mitigating strategies pre-closing, prepare to capitalize on ESG value creation opportunities during the hold period, and provide clear evidence of ESG integration to LPs. Malk’s process is designed to fit seamlessly into broader private equity diligence workstreams and flex with changing timelines and unique deal dynamics. Malk’s ESG diligence reports provide concise takeaways to inform deal team decision-making, with an executive summary tailored for investment committee discussions. Our detailed deep dives on ESG findings and recommendations often serve as the first step in a company’s post-close ESG roadmap.
Malk has worked on over 1300 private equity transactions to date, spanning a range of industries, sizes (from lower middle market to large cap), and deal structures.
PE Industry Expertise
Aerospace & Defense
Food & Beverage
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