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‘There’s been a refocus on governance in ESG’, says S&P

The ratings agency has noticed the ‘growing trend’ of ESG-linked debt instruments as an additional variable for investors.
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Diversity not a priority as ESG makes gains

Just over a third of private equity managers consider diversity in their investment processes, according to LGT Capital Partners' ESG Report 2019.
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ThomasLloyd to offer investors ‘instant access’ to APAC infra

Claiming investment needs ‘can’t be met by a handful of institutional investors’, the Swiss asset manager is offering its open-ended listed fund to retail investors.
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Big debate: Does ESG enhance performance?

Partners Group’s Esther Peiner and EDHECinfra’s Frédéric Blanc-Brude give their views on the impact of environmental, sustainability and governance measures on infrastructure investment.
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Carlyle exec: Automation is a looming ESG issue

The wave of automation that is just starting to hit private equity portfolios needs to be thought-through from an ESG standpoint, delegates at the Operating Partners Forum: Europe were warned on Tuesday.
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Mercatus webinar: Standardised data the ‘holy grail’ of ESG investing

More investors view ESG investing as important, but want standardised benchmarks to better understand how it is making a difference.

Kurt Summers: Chicago is on an ESG mission

The City of Chicago treasurer on why he took a stand on ESG and what he considers the biggest threat to private equity as we know it.

Global Summit: Potential damage from breaching social contract ‘outweighs costs of ESG’

Standardisation may still be a work in progress but fund managers are already seeing positive outcomes from ESG initiatives, both in terms of social benefits and financial returns.
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Chicago Teachers’ sought diverse managers and found only one

Over the two months in which Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund had issued a request for proposals seeking a minority, woman-owned or disadvantaged business enterprise, it received only one response. Chicago-based JLC Infrastructure, which fulfilled the requirements of having at least three years’ experience managing institutional capital and $500 million of assets under management, will, as […]
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