Sustainable investments specialist Earth Capital has extended equity ownership of the business and reshaped its European investment team as demand for impact investment soars, driven principally by increasing concerns about climate change.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Almost two thirds (63 per cent) of UK private equity firms now take into account Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles in their investments but some firms risk falling behind as ESG rises up investors’ agendas, shows research by accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP.
Bedford Row Capital (BRC), a global non-bank originator, has appointed Professor Kevin Haines as its first Head of Social Policy to lead the development of its ESG offering.
Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has appointed Habib Abdur-Rahman, Principal, Corporate Development as its internal ESG lead.
Measurement and management: Abris Capital Partners' Monika Nachyla on the state of ESG investing in the CEE
In this video interview, Private Equity Wire speaks to Monika Nachyla, partner at Abris Capital, about the most important features of the new ESG Scoring Application software, as well as her views on the state of ESG investing in the CEE region and how the pandemic will affect impact investing going forward.
Private markets asset management firm Hamilton Lane has appointed longtime Managing Director Paul Yett to the role of Director of ESG & Sustainability.
Eurazeo has launched O+, an ESG initiative which the company says will promote the drive towards low carbon and a more inclusive economy, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Impact investment platform Bamboo Capital Partners (Bamboo), and Palladium, a global impact advisory and management firm, have entered into a long-term strategic partnership to 'deliver impact at scale'.
By Rodrigo Tavares, founder and president of the Granito Group – With fewer regulatory requirements compared with listed equity, the global USD4 trillion private equity market is lagging behind other asset classes when it comes to the adoption of ESG strategies.
Iron Pillar, a VC firm focused on investing in Indian high growth tech companies, recently onboarded Cyrus Wadia, head of sustainability at Amazon, to guide its companies on sustainability.