Gavin Duke

 

 

 

 

 

Gavin Duke

Contact
gavin.duke@aloe-group.com
+44(0)118 934 6858

Profession/Affiliation
Investment Manager
Aloe Private Equity

Definition Responsible Investment Banking
Responsibility in investment and banking is simultaneously generating financial and ESG returns.

Areas of Expertise
Portfolio operational improvements
ESG due diligence for Private Equity investments

Curriculum Vitae
Career
2009 – Present Investment Manager with Aloe Private Equity
2006 – 2008 Market Analyst with ITI Energy
2003 – 2005 Process Design Engineer with Air Products
1999 – 2003 Optimisation Engineer with Tate & Lyle

Education
2005 – 2006 MBA Imperial College
1995 – 1999 MEng Chemical Engineering UMIST, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

Abstract
Conventional wisdom states that ESG is a necessary cost centre that re-duces reputational risk, whereas this chapter introduces ESG as a framework for profit creation and strategic direction. Drawing on experience of a private equity fund that looks for environmental companies and grows them into viable interna-tional enterprises, the chapter also showcases how detailed ESG due diligence can add value to portfolio companies throughout the investment process from selection and structuring, to portfolio management and profitable exits. Continuous improvement highlights the mechanisms through which ESG drives the bottom line.

Network
My internal network is based on the reporting of Aloe’s ESG progress to its investors, who each value responsible investing.
My external network is based on sharing best practices and benchmarks for responsible investing.

Hobbies & Social Engagement
Advocate for the Humanitas Charity – supporting forgotten and abandoned children in the developing world.
Swimming