Investors have focused more on ESG over the past year, will prioritise social issues as a result of the pandemic and use a wide range of frameworks to establish their goals and measure their performance in sustainable investing.
Private credit investors are well positioned to engage with management teams, but more work needs to be done to standardise metrics, writes Will Nicoll, CIO of M&G’s private and alternative assets team.
The giant Californian pension would ‘have a long debate’ with a manager that doesn’t care about sustainability.
There is not yet consensus about what constitutes a true impact strategy; debate about definitions could get in the way of much needed progress.
Sophisticated LPs have been aligning themselves with sector-specialist GPs in recent years, and this pair's $500m partnership is a milestone deal.
The £57bn pension has an ambitious target to reach net zero by 2035. CEO Morten Nilsson urges investors in private markets to help by gathering more extensive carbon data.
A $5bn investment into a Montreal rail system epitomises ‘constructive’ capital, writes Marc-André Blanchard, executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global.
Private markets investors need to strive for ‘consistent and thorough private market data’, writes Teresa O’Flynn, global head of sustainable investing at BlackRock Alternative Investors.
Building back better requires more than just capital; it requires social change and good governance, write Joe Baratta, global head of private equity, and Kathleen McCarthy, global co-head of real estate, at Blackstone.
Europe’s hydrogen strategy requires an inflow private capital investment; a comprehensive policy support framework would get this moving, writes Emmanuel de Blanc, head of private markets at Allianz Global Investors.

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