ESG investing continues to gain momentum and prominence among global institutional investors as they increasingly look to benchmark not only the performance of funds in their portfolios but the impact they have on the world.
ESG & Responsible Investing
RBS International has supported private equity group EQT by participating in its latest flagship buyout fund’s subscription credit facility.
Research conducted by The Carlyle Group suggests that focusing on socially-optimal strategies, such as payroll growth, responsible governance and diversity and inclusion leads to above-market returns.
Well-known Irish figures including former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Guinness family head Lord Iveagh and U2 band members Adam Clayton and The Edge are among a wide-ranging line-up of advisors and investors in a new ‘Impact Ireland’ fund launched by Dublin-based venture private equity investor VentureWave Capital.
Glennmont Partners and PGGM establish Green Energy Management Services to manage Italian renewable energy assets
Glennmont Partners, the General Partner of Clean Energy Fund II, and the PGGM Infrastructure Fund have established Green Energy Management Services (GEMS) to manage their portfolio of Italian renewable energy assets and provide asset management services to third party clients.
PE firms reveal concerns on impact measurement, lack of standardised data, and greenwashing amid fast-rising ESG focus
The rapid acceleration of ESG as a major focus for private equity investors around the world is highlighted by the results of a new survey released this week by corporate and fund solutions provider Intertrust.
Earth Capital has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Sany Group (Sany), a global heavy equipment manufacturer, to progress and deliver advanced green technology manufacturing projects in China.
German independent asset manager Prime Capital AG has reached a EUR202 million first closing on its Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund, its first commingled product in the infrastructure space.
The coronavirus crisis and nationwide lockdown have given clarity on how to evaluate companies’ ability to tackle social issues, “crystallising” what the S in ESG stands for, according to Bas NieuweWeme, CEO of Aegon Asset Management.
InvestEco Capital has held the final close of the InvestEco Sustainable Food Fund III at USD100 million in capital commitments.