Wafra Inc. Joins Novata GPAC to Advance ESG in Private Markets

Novata’s General Partner Advisory Committee is a group of leading private investment firms who embody purpose and authenticity in their approach to ESG

Novata, a leading ESG data management platform built for private markets, today announced that Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”) is joining Novata’s General Partner Advisory Committee (GPAC). Wafra is a global alternative investment manager that invests across a range of alternative assets, including private equity, real estate and real assets. Novata, a public benefit corporation backed by the Ford Foundation, Hamilton Lane, S&P Global and Omidyar Network, provides customers with a clear pathway for selecting ESG metrics, data collection into a secure database, and data insights and analytics tools to inform investment decisions.

The Novata GPAC, a group of leading private investment firms committed to ESG, provides critical guidance and recommendations to the Novata ecosystem on a range of issues, including effective ESG measurement and benchmarking tools. Wafra is aligned with Novata in their mission to advance effective ESG data collection and monitoring in private markets.

“At Wafra, we believe integrating material ESG considerations in our investment process helps to holistically manage financial risk and identify opportunities to create additional value for our clients,” said Avantika Saisekar, Head of Sustainable Investing at Wafra. “We are pleased to join the Novata GPAC to support the development of consistent ESG monitoring practices and empower alternative investors to build long-term sustainable businesses.”

With mounting pressure from regulators, investors, customers, and employees to increase data transparency, Novata’s platform, specifically tailored for private markets, is the simple first step for firms looking to tackle ESG data collection.

“We are pleased to welcome Wafra, an industry leader in ESG, to the Novata GPAC,” said Alex Friedman, CEO and Co-Founder at Novata. “Operating with a long-term view is core to Wafra’s business and aligns with Novata’s mission to enable a more sustainable and inclusive form of capitalism.”

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