Finance from the Inside Webinar Series 

Webinar #5: "ESG, a Creator of Additional Value for Private Equity?"

March 14, 2024

12:30 - 13:30 (Paris time) via Zoom


Reflecting a real change in investors mindsets, ESG investments have increased significantly in recent years. According to PwC, ESG-focused assets under management are expected to increase at 13% p.a. to reach USD 34 trillion in 2026. Whether ESG has the capacity to push up financial returns and to drive higher value for the private equity industry remains under debate.

Three private equity investors convinced of the merits of ESG investment will give their point of view and answer two main questions:

- What is the importance of ESG in private equity?

- How are ESG considerations integrated throughout the investment life cycle?


Christophe Parier, Managing Partner - Activa Capital


Christophe has contributed to many transactions including Active Assurances, Alliance Etiquettes, Atlas for Men, Be Relax, HR Path, Ingeliance, Mecadaq and Medisys.

Prior to joining Activa Capital in 2003, he started his career at 3i France and Royal Bank of Scotland Private Equity.

Christophe is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a post-graduate degree in Finance.

David Quatrepoint, Partner - Activa Capital


David has been involved in several transactions including Active Assurances, Alliance Etiquettes, Ingeliance, LOOK Cycle and Mecadaq.

Prior to joining Activa Capital in 2014, he worked for 2 years at Lincoln International as M&A Analyst.

David is a graduate of EM Lyon and Paris Dauphine University.

Valentine Loyer, Associate - Activa Capital


Valentine Joined Activa Capital in May 2023, as an Associate.

Prior to joining Activa Capital, Valentine worked for 3 years at ISAI, within their Tech Growth/ LBO team after a first experience in Mergers and Acquisitions at BNP Paribas. As a Tech investor, Valentine was deeply involved in the investment and monitoring of the ISAI Expansion II vehicle, and has participated in Invoke, Labelium and Hubvisory transactions.

Valentine, 27 y.o., holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Bath (UK) and graduated from the ESSEC Business School.


Véronique Buisson, ESSEC Professor of Finance & Webinar organizer

Franck Herbaux, External lecturer at ESSEC and Managing Partner of Axeans




External lecturer at ESSEC Business School

Véronique BUISSON

Professor of Finance at ESSEC Business School

Vanessa THOMAS

Event Project Manager at ESSEC Business School