Swiss impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (BlueOrchard) has held the final close of the InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) Private Equity Sub-Fund, an initiative to improve access to climate insurance across the developing world.
ESG & Responsible Investing
LGT Capital Partners ESG Report 2020 reveals that 81 per cent of private equity managers already integrate ESG into their investment process, and a large part of the focus is shifting toward climate awareness.
Investindustrial VII (Fund VII) has entered into one of the first European ESG-linked subscription credit facilities.
Octopus Renewables, the specialist clean energy investor arm of Octopus Group, has acquired two UK operational ROC accredited onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 16.8MW.
Impax Asset Management (Impax), a specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy, has published a framework to help policymakers in middle-income countries mobilise the private sector investment needed to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.
ESG investing continues to gain momentum and prominence among global institutional investors as they increasingly look to benchmark not only the performance of funds in their portfolios but the impact they have on the world.
RBS International has supported private equity group EQT by participating in its latest flagship buyout fund’s subscription credit facility.
Research conducted by The Carlyle Group suggests that focusing on socially-optimal strategies, such as payroll growth, responsible governance and diversity and inclusion leads to above-market returns.
Well-known Irish figures including former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Guinness family head Lord Iveagh and U2 band members Adam Clayton and The Edge are among a wide-ranging line-up of advisors and investors in a new ‘Impact Ireland’ fund launched by Dublin-based venture private equity investor VentureWave Capital.
Glennmont Partners and PGGM establish Green Energy Management Services to manage Italian renewable energy assets
Glennmont Partners, the General Partner of Clean Energy Fund II, and the PGGM Infrastructure Fund have established Green Energy Management Services (GEMS) to manage their portfolio of Italian renewable energy assets and provide asset management services to third party clients.