The ESG Data Convergence Initiative and other efforts to standardise ESG metrics in private equity neglect materiality, say panellists at PEI Group’s Responsible Investment Forum.
Novata, an ESG data software company for investment managers, is the latest to receive private equity backing – following the likes of Blackstone, CVC and KKR.
Real estate investors are finding that the most stringent sustainability classification under EU rules does not fit neatly with their environmental goals.
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EQT, Blackstone and Tikehau Capital are among the firms celebrated by PEI Group's various publications for their achievements in sustainable investment.
A future in which portfolio companies are required to decarbonise poses 'a real risk for GPs', according to Bain's annual report.
The firm has been decarbonising its UK ports assets for the past 15 years, says Philippe Camu, co-head of GSAM’s infrastructure team.
There is an urgent need to help small and medium-sized companies decarbonise. Will private equity firms turn this into an opportunity?
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Some managers fear private real estate is losing sight of ESG requirements as more immediate issues move to the top of the priority list.
Investors are getting more exacting about impact, says CBRE IM's Andrew Davey, as the firm reaches £500m for its open-end affordable housing fund with fresh commitments from two UK pension funds.
Paris-based debt firm Rivage Investment is the latest in a growing crowd of debt firms to launch impact strategies.

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