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GRESB Infra ‘becoming global standard’ as more funds submit to benchmarking

While ‘room for improvement’ remains in ESG asset reporting, there has been a notable increase in funds submitting themselves to the body’s assessments – up 17% on last year.

KKR’s environmental services deal is among India’s largest

The US buyout giant has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ramky Enviro Engineers, underscoring investor confidence in India’s regulatory reforms.

The elephant in the responsible investment room

Tax is not on the ESG agenda; maybe it should be

A ‘mixed picture’ for clean energy investments favors wind over solar

Global clean energy investments are down 1% in the first half of 2018 compared to last year, but the second quarter actually saw 8% more investment.

WATCH: ‘It’s not nice being the single, token female’ on a board

QIC Global Infrastructure co-founder Matina Papathanasiou argues diversity goes beyond gender, but meaningful representation in line roles is key.

Diversity matters

The fact workplace diversity played a role in Chicago Teachers’ recent $50m infrastructure allocation underlines how important the issue is becoming to LPs.

Diversity a factor in Chicago Teachers’ decision to pass on Blackstone, Brookfield

But CIO Angela Miller-May stressed it wasn’t the clincher in its recent decision to allocate $50m with IFM Investors and Ullico Investment Advisors.

Responsible investment: Seven key trends

The issues driving the ESG agenda at private equity firms.

‘Why would you exclude half the pool of candidates by excluding women?’

Global Infrastructure co-founder Matina Papathanasiou talks about the manager’s audacious first fund, its forward-looking approach and why infrastructure is losing out by not employing more women.

Hack attack

No cybersecurity programme can be totally foolproof, but there are key ways to reinforce any effort and mitigate the biggest cyber-risks, writes Rob Kotecki, from sister publication Private Funds Management

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