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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.
The technology and expertise exist to communicate non-financial KPIs to LPs with regularity, but don’t expect it to happen any time soon.
Climate initiatives by GPs tend to be about sharing good practice rather than systemic assessments across the portfolios, says Stephen Barrie, the pension's deputy director of ethics and engagement.
GPs should drive the creation of consistent and comparable data disclosures and common standards in ESG, executives from Carlyle Group and Macquarie say.
New disclosure and reporting requirements are set to take shape in March 2021 and will have a range of impacts on US managers with even minor operations within the bloc.
The private equity industry must decide how its long-established fiduciary duty fits with a crisis like this.
LPs are increasingly using sustainability criteria as a factor in fund manager choice.
We take a look at how the Los Angeles pension’s programme to back diverse and minority-owned PE managers has performed and evolved over more than a decade.
Speaking in a teaser for PEI’s inaugural Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo, Sayaka Takatsuka, senior director at impact firm Shinsei, said domestic LPs were still getting to grips with the strategy.
"Asset managers responsible for trillions in investments, issuers, lenders, credit rating agencies, analysts, index providers, stock exchanges – nearly all types of market participants – use ESG as a significant driver in decision-making, capital allocation, pricing, and value assessments"

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