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Maximising ESG impact in private equity: Part Three – The keys to future success

Maximising ESG impact in private equity: Part Three – The keys to future success

By Sam Gilbert-Ward, business analyst, Pollen Street Capital – Looking to the future, post-Covid, the success of ESG impact investing can be secured by championing three key pillars. First, building ESG into the culture of organisations, supporting initiatives with the resource it deserves. Second, establishing best practice. And third, going beyond reporting, focusing on the actual impact and celebrating successes.

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Opportunity for managers to drive impact in ESG analytics

Opportunity for managers to drive impact in ESG analytics

Given its inherently analytical nature, private equity is well placed to include environment, social and governance (ESG) factors in its investment process. The challenge lies in making sure the data being collected is relevant and material. This hurdle needs to be conquered as investors are starting to pass over managers who are not taking this matter seriously.

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Maximising ESG impact in private equity: Part Two – What needs to change within the framework? 

Maximising ESG impact in private equity: Part Two – What needs to change within the framework? 

By Sam Gilbert-Ward, Business Analyst, Pollen Street Capital – With governments, businesses and people looking towards the ‘new normal’ post Covid-19 we begin to see the areas where the pandemic has been a catalyst for change. Across the globe businesses are galvanised to consider what ESG really means for them. The refocusing of priorities has given many the opportunity to re-assess their ESG framework and ensure that the strategy put in place creates real impact. 

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Maximising ESG impact in private equity – the foundations of ESG

Maximising ESG impact in private equity – the foundations of ESG

By Sam Gilbert-Ward, Business Analyst, Pollen Street Capital – Environmental, social and governance issues have been rising up the agenda across all industries, not least financial services. Within the sector, we’ve seen businesses eager to embed impact as an integral part of their overarching company strategy. However, while ESG has become a ‘buzzword’, a lot of businesses don’t know how best to maximise their impact. 

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A robust response: How ACA Group is bringing a 360-degree perspective to ESG

A robust response: How ACA Group is bringing a 360-degree perspective to ESG

As investor and regulator focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has gathered pace globally in recent years, attention is turning to how investment managers, hedge funds and private equity firms can build effective ESG programmes that stand up to regulatory scrutiny and help them stay competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

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BlackRock Real Assets holds USD4.8bn final close for Global Renewable Power Fund III

BlackRock Real Assets holds USD4.8bn final close for Global Renewable Power Fund III

BlackRock Real Assets has successfully achieved a USD4.8 billion final close for Global Renewable Power Fund III (GRP III) with commitments from over 100 institutional investors, including leading public and private pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices from over 18 countries globally.