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Claire Coe Smith

Farm, smart robot, automation, agriculture
'Agriculture and food production is way behind other industries in terms of technology adoption, but disruption is now coming in fast,' says Alastair Cooper of ADM Capital.
ESG-linked subscription lines are becoming more common, with the market evolving quickly on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Private debt has come a long way in its adoption of ESG, with most managers now embedding it into their investment processes. But regular reporting continues to present challenges.
Balancing construction
Responsible investing and the need to avoid certain industries is adding new levels of complexity to private debt dealmaking.
Many firms scored low marks in a new survey that measures the ESG performance of 122 venture firms.
With targets due to be set for air quality, biodiversity, water, waste reduction and resource efficiency, the legislation could impact portfolio companies in a range of sectors.
Investors seeking opportunities under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation regime should be wary of taking a fund’s classification as gospel, advisers say.
The market for loans tied to sustainability targets is growing fast, but measurement and greenwashing concerns remain.
New ESG reporting requirements present a very specific challenge to private credit firms.
Crowd inclusion
GPs are stepping up on DE&I as investors hold them accountable.

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