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Hedge funds and private equity improve ESG focus yet face differing reporting and monitoring challenges
Hedge funds and private equity are both improving their transparency over ESG. However, while on the private equity side, ESG is more seen as an investment opportunity, complexities remain on the hedge fund side around issues of reporting and shorting, according to Cambridge Associates.
The creator of the world's first climate bond, the ex-CEO of a FTSE250’s global clean energy business, and the ex-CEO of one of Europe's leading financial services trade associations, have launched of a new global climate-focused capital raising and strategic consultancy business, called Climate Solutions.
Analysis of a business’s Environmental, Social and Governance credentials must play a far bigger role in due diligence for M&A deals, says Accuracy, a global independent financial and strategic consulting firm.
Funds managed by Ares Management Corporation's European Direct Lending strategy are serving as the sole lenders of GBP1 billion of available debt facilities to the RSK Group (RSK), a UK-based privately-owned multi-disciplinary environmental business.
Almost four out of five (75 per cent) of LPs expect sustainability to drive investment decisions over next five years, while 66 per cent of LPs see value creation as a leading driver of ESG, according to new research from Manulife on how private equity relates to sustainable investing.
Vala Capital has invested in three fast-growth start-ups with sustainable strategies after successfully completing its first funding round for its new Sustainable Growth EIS. The company plans to raise GBP15 million for the sustainable EIS over the next two years and, having raised its target of GBP1.2 million for the first round, is due to embark on a second round of fundraising in September.
Impact technology company Diginex has closed a USD6 million Series A round led by Fitch Ventures, the equity investment arm of Fitch Group, bringing the total amount raised to over USD8 million.
Multi-family investment office Arete has expanded with the launch of Arete Zero Carbon aimed at helping businesses to achieve net zero carbon.
TPG Rise Climate, the climate investing strategy of TPG’s global impact investing platform TPG Rise, has held the first close of USD5.4 billion in subscriptions to its inaugural fund.