Institutional investors do continuously increases their focus on issues related to alignment of interest, governance, sustainability and transparency with their private equity manager relationships with the goal (objective) to improve the Private Equity Industry for the long-term benefit of all its participants (investors).

These combined efforts have resulted in a number of guiding principles and best standards when it comes to, but not limited to, General Principles, Reporting Best Practice, ESG, and Due Diligence Information Request. These principles and best practices have been developed together with ILPA and UNPRI. AP2 have actively been involved in the development and have as a natural progression endorsed the usage of them. AP2 does therefore encourage all private equity managers to support and follow the guidelines and best practice standards below.