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Claire Coe Smith

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.
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GPs are stepping up on DE&I as investors hold them accountable.
As private debt funds hone their focus on ESG, the big challenge is to find effective ways to influence the management of the underlying asset.
Europe’s sustainable finance and climate change agenda creates a whole new compliance challenge for private funds.

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