Elysian Capital, an independent Private Equity Fund investing in the UK and Ireland lower mid-market, has appointed Apex Group (Apex) to provide full ESG Ratings & Advisory services.
ESG & Responsible Investing
By Charlotte Seward (pictured), private banker at Investec – As anyone working in financial services will know, ESG is here to stay, and this is certainly clear from speaking with my clients in the private equity space.
Nordea Asset Management (NAM) – a specialist in sustainable and responsible investing – has received an allocation in excess of USD550 million into its Emerging STARS Bond strategy.
Producer, actor and investor Robert Downey Jr has launched ESG-focused FootPrint Coalition Ventures, a series of rolling venture capital funds focused on sustainable technology, while participating in World Economic Forum (WEF) Digital Davos Agenda on a High Level Panel.
Jersey Finance, in conjunction with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is formally launching a new initiative today, aimed at protecting wildlife and ‘re-wilding’ ecosystems around the world.
Turquoise, a UK merchant bank specialising in energy, environment and efficiency, has announced its seventh deal for the Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 (LCIF2), a GBP330,000 investment in mobility app company SKOOT RIDE.COM Ltd (SKOOT).
Private equity managers highlight importance of UN Sustainable Development Goals to address key environmental and social challenges
An overwhelming majority (90 per cent) of private equity managers believe the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will help the financial industry address pressing environmental and social challenges, according to a new study by LGT Capital Partners.
OnePlanetCapital has launched a specialist sustainability EIS Fund to invest in sectors including green tech, tech, fintech and broader B2C businesses.
Alterra Capital Partners, an Africa-focused private equity firm with offices in Johannesburg and Lagos, has appointed two senior recruits to lead its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) work.
By Kinson Lo, founder, Dot Investing – As we creep towards the end of a year that has already felt longer than 12 months for most, a notable shift in the mindset of investors could be one positive change to remember 2020 for. Awareness of climate change, and environmental activism, have been gathering momentum across wider society for a number of years.