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Shariah in the spotlight II: How to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible under Shariah law

Shariah in the spotlight II: How to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible under Shariah law

By Emily Fuller, Deborah Low, Ellen McGinnis and Emma Russell, Haynes and Boone – Environmentally friendly investment guidelines have come to the fore recently due to increased focus on climate change and governmental action aimed at protecting our planet. With heightened focus on the economic impact and carbon footprint of corporations and industries, investors have an increased appetite to invest capital in sustainable projects such as renewable energy research, and development or real estate and infrastructure projects that seek to minimize environmental impact through sustainable construction.

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Two thirds of private equity houses now take ESG into account, but more progress remains to be made

Two thirds of private equity houses now take ESG into account, but more progress remains to be made

Almost two thirds (63 per cent) of UK private equity firms now take into account Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles in their investments but some firms risk falling behind as ESG rises up investors’ agendas, shows research by accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP.