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A coalition of investors with $11trn in assets has told private markets managers exactly what it needs, and when, in terms of climate action and disclosure.
Scope 4 emissions and carbon-adjusted earnings were some of the cutting edge ideas on the menu at this week’s Responsible Investment Forum: Europe.
With natural gas usage showing few signs of falling and capital flowing in, investors must ask themselves if they are enabling its growth.
Climate will be many LPs' entry point to impact investing; they must know what they are buying.
The fact the ESG teams often sit as a separate function means they have to work hard to be ‘everyone’s favourite phone call’.
Technology can give the private markets industry the leg up it needs to compete with listed equity markets in ESG data collection and accurate benchmarking, writes Hamilton Lane's Paul Yett.
Measures in the US to incentivise investment in the energy transition will benefit the clean tech industry, the US economy and the average American, writes Joe Blair of Bay Bridge Ventures.
Proponents of private markets – and private equity in particular – have always praised the ownership model for its superior governance compared to publicly listed companies; it is time to prove it.
Some things are certain in this world; one is that the urgent need for standardised ESG data must be part of any serious conversation about sustainability in private markets.
The scarcity of quality greenhouse gas emissions data means a lot of investors are 'flying blind', writes Rhyadd Keaney-Watkins, head of ESG for Arjun Infrastructure Partners. Change, however, is coming.

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