The second Real Deals ESG Awards celebrated individuals and organisations driving positive change through ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and impact initiatives in the private equity sector. This year's awards ceremony took place on October 12th at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London.
The winners were selected by an independent panel consisting of 18 judges, the majority of whom are senior investment professionals or heads of ESG. Lightrock was delighted to be named 'Impact Investor of the Year' by this judging panel.
Pal Erik Sjatil, CEO and Managing Partner at Lightrock, commented: "All of us at Lightrock are honoured to have been recognised as the 'Impact Investor of the Year' at the Real Deals ESG Awards. Our journey since 2021 has been remarkable, including the launch of three impactful strategies, the establishment of our presence in the EU, growing to 100 colleagues across six global offices, and the unveiling of our ambition to venture into a new asset class, global small-cap equities. This award reflects our collective dedication, and I am excited about the transformative impact we will continue to create in our industry and beyond."