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Hot on the heels of BlackRock's announcement of a decarbonisation tie-up with Temasek this morning, we are all about the climate today. Well nearly: we also bring news of the US SEC, which has reported findings from its ESG-focused sweep. The result? Mixed.
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After securing a $1bn first close at the end of 2019, the global renewables fund reached an ‘inflection point’ last summer, according to head of renewables David Giordano.
Mid-market investor EV Private Equity is tying compensation for Fund VI to the achievement of impact objectives.
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.
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.
Mid-market private equity is the right vessel to 'spearhead ESG outcomes', writes Rory Lonergan, executive director of Australian government-owned investor Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
The investments will be sourced through the $283bn pension's private equity co-investment programme if approved as early as March.
The new US president’s environmental agenda and plans for a ‘clean energy revolution’ could provide added impetus for ESG strategies in private markets.
Climate change is taking centre stage as funds move to measure emissions and integrate changes so they are maintained post-exit.
Investors, especially pension schemes with young beneficiaries, are starting to ask more of their managers when it comes to climate strategy.

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