ESG & Responsible Investing

ESG

Hedge funds and private equity improve ESG focus yet face differing reporting and monitoring challenges

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.

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Vala launches new sustainable EIS fund

Vala launches new sustainable EIS fund

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.