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Private Equity Council members adopt guidelines for responsible investment

The Private Equity Council today announced that its members have adopted a set of comprehensive responsible investment guidelines that they will apply prior to investing in companies and during their period of ownership. The guidelines cover environmental, health, safety, labor, governance and social issues. The guidelines grew out of a dialogue…which took place under the umbrella of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment...[PEC member companies include: Apax Partners, Apollo Global Management [joint venture Carlyle Group & Apollo Group], Bain Capital Partners, Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Hellman and Friedman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Madison Dearborn Partners, Permira, Providence Equity Partners, Silver Lake, THL Partners, TPG Capital]