Carbon Footprint of Private Equity

Forthcoming in the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Private Equity, https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007/978-3-030-38738-9

10 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2023 Last revised: 30 Nov 2023

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Youchang Wu

University of Oregon - Lundquist College of Business

Date Written: August 7, 2023

Abstract

As an increasingly important player in the global economy, private equity firms are poised to have significant influences on carbon emissions, a contributing factor to global warming. This article reviews the implications of the private equity business model for carbon emissions, methods and framework of carbon accounting and reporting for private equity, controversy on private equity investment in high-emission assets, and empirical evidence on the effect of private equity ownership on carbon emissions.

Keywords: private equity, carbon footprint, carbon emission, sustainable investment, climate change

JEL Classification: G11, G20, G23, G24, G34, G38, D62

Suggested Citation

Wu, Youchang, Carbon Footprint of Private Equity (August 7, 2023). Forthcoming in the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Private Equity, https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007/978-3-030-38738-9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4533377 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4533377

Youchang Wu (Contact Author)

University of Oregon - Lundquist College of Business ( email )

1280 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
United States

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