McWin bets LPs are hungry for another food tech fund

McWin Partners has launched McWin Food Tech Fund, a €250 million vehicle that will target the whole food value chain, including 'ingredients and alternative proteins,' said partner Martín Dávalos.

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What can seem like an inexorable march towards sustainability is not quite that simple.

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A total of 100% of managers surveyed in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa reported having ESG policies in place, versus 80% in North America.

Managers’ implementation of SBTs falls short of investor expectations, RBS survey finds

Three-quarters of respondents say the financial sector 'must set clear targets' for achieving net zero, according to an RBS survey of European 'key influencers on decisions relating to investment strategy in alternative investment funds'.

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Why investors are choosing tailored mandates over impact fund investments

Investors are appointing GPs to deploy impact allocations through direct and co-investments – as investor demand outpaces the market of established impact funds.

Private real estate zeroes in on the ESG KPIs to prioritise

A core set of KPIs, selected by associations NCREIF and PREA from hundreds of metrics, is intended to address the ‘Wild Wild West’ of ESG reporting.

Ten people who will shape sustainable private markets in 2022

Some will wield influence over large pools of capital; others will plant smaller seeds and set an example to follow.

Why tax is creeping up the ESG agenda

A small group of experts and investors are sounding the alarm about how avoiding taxes creates portfolio risks.

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