Prosek Partners, a global financial marketing communications and special situations firm, has acquired a stake in Blue Dot Capital, a boutique sustainable finance consulting firm with expertise and experience in advising investment-management firms on developing comprehensive Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and impact investing capabilities.
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Foresight Group, a leading sustainable infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has appointed technology company Sennen to digitise its entire portfolio of sustainable infrastructure, worth around GBP6.1 billion.
Polaris has intensified its sustainability work and today published its first annual sustainability report, outlining the efforts in 2020 across the investment process, its portfolio companies and Polaris Management.
The Decarbon8-US Fund, an impact investment vehicle established by the E8 cleantech angel investor community, announced a new Request for Proposal (RFP) for climatetech companies focused on decarbonising the transportation sector. Applications for investment to the Decarbon8-US process are due by June 21, 2021 for priority consideration and July 9, 2021 at the latest.
Three quarters of LPs say climate change and healthcare.biotech will change their investment priorities
Two major issues will drive change in LPs’ private equity portfolios in the next few years, according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer.
Terraformation, a global forest restoration company, has held the first closing of USD30 million in funding to support its mission to help solve climate change by restoring thriving ecosystems to capture carbon across billions of acres of degraded land.
Green Angel Syndicate, one of the largest active angel syndicates in the UK and the only one specialising in the fight against climate change, has promoted Christine Chisholm from Finance Manager to Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Can private equity firms seize a leadership role in the rising movement toward stakeholder capitalism?
By Kyle Burrell, US FSO Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP – Over the years, private equity fund managers have bolstered their firms’ reputations as the asset class of choice for investors, building strong value for their portfolio companies and fuelling job growth across a wide swath of industries.
Private equity and hedge fund investors increasingly focusing on outcomes as ESG integration deepens
A new report from LGT Capital Partners (LGT CP) shows that alternative investors are increasingly focusing on ESG outcomes in order to address key issues including climate change and diversity & inclusion (D&I).
Arcano Asset Management has raised over EUR200 million to date for the Arcano Impact Private Equity Fund (AIPEF) and has already completed 10 transactions, including primary fund investments and direct co-investments in companies.