Prime Capital's planned Green Energy Infrastructure Fund receives Second-Party Opinion from Sustainalytics

Tue, 10/12/2019 - 16:08

Prime Capital AG, an independent alternative asset manager and financial services provider, has received the first Second-Party Opinion on an infrastructure equity fund from Sustainalytics, a global specialist in ESG research, ratings and analysis. »

Amundi and EIB’s Green Credit Continuum programme achieves first closing at EUR253 million

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 10:40

Fundraising for the first vintage of the Green Continuum programme, a joint venture between Emundn and the European Investment Bank (EIB) has successfully reached EUR253 million as of 30 of November 2019. The programme was launched in July earlier this year. »

Poor ESG performance increases likelihood of activist investor attention

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:08

Companies ranked in the bottom 50 per cent of ESG performance are significantly more likely to attract activists’ attention, according to the findings of Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M) latest analysis and predictor of shareholder activism in Europe, the A&M Activist Alert (AAA). »

James Williams, Private Equity Wire

PE investors view ESG as ‘supportive activity towards value creation’

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 15:25

It is becoming increasingly clear that private equity investors are training their sights on how GPs think about ESG issues. The degree to which they engage on the topic, and their approach to influencing portfolio companies, is now firmly entrenched in manager selection and it is a trend that is not likely to reverse anytime soon.  »

Regulatory bodies not doing enough on ESG regulation, say alternative investment leaders

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 09:31

More than two thirds (67 per cent) of senior leaders within the alternative investments industry think regulatory bodies are not doing enough regarding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) regulation, according to the results of a new survey by Duff & Phleps. »

New qualification in ESG Investing to launch in December

Wed, 20/11/2019 - 15:26

CFA UK’s Certificate in ESG Investing, the first qualification of its kind in the UK, will be available to investment professionals from December. »

Mirova’s Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund raises additional USD50m

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 10:35

Mirova Natural Capital wholly owned by sustainable investment manager Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has held the second close of the Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund (SOF), a fund dedicated to making pioneering impact investments into marine and coastal projects and enterprises that can deliver sustainable economic returns in fisheries, aquaculture, associated seafood supply chains, ocean waste & recycling and marine conservation. »

DC Advisory and Daiwa form JV with Green Giraffe

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 11:09

DC Advisory and its parent company Daiwa, have entered into a 50:50 joint venture agreement with renewable energy specialists Green Giraffe. »

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