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Death of a soft topic

ESG has erupted into the mainstream of infrastructure investing with the ‘S’ sharply elbowing its way to centre stage.

IFM tracks infrastructure carbon footprint as investors ‘demand’ action

The Melbourne-based fund manager claims to be ‘one of the first’ unlisted asset managers to publish emissions data for its assets and will set targets across its portfolio this year.

JPMorgan: ‘ESG has become the dominant trend’ in infra

Anton Pil, managing partner, JPMorgan Global Alternatives, argues ESG is an integral part of the value proposition and ‘fundamental to the bottom line’.

Cybersecurity and human capital risk rank higher in due diligence checks

Investment managers need a plan for management of cyber attacks and personnel misbehavior, panelists at the Texas TRS conference said.
ABC of impact

VIDEO: The A-Z of impact investing

The breadth of impact investing was on show at the recent GIIN Investor Forum in Paris.

Wanted: ESG credentials for infrastructure

Vehicles operating in the space are increasingly targeting sustainable projects due to LP demand and goals set by the United Nations.
Cannes, France - July 3, 2017: A view of the Vieux Port, the Old Port of Cannes, and Le Suquet district, the old town, in the background

StepStone Europe head: responsible investment is ‘challenge of the future’

The next generation of investors are increasingly interested in how returns are made, rather than just how big they are, partner David Jeffrey tells the IPEM conference in Cannes.

Private infrastructure at ‘a tipping point’, says JP Morgan

ESG has become a ‘matter of strategic positioning’ rather than the ‘compliance consideration’ it used to be, according to the group.
Gender divide

Recruitment quotas won’t fix PE’s gender problem

Private equity's diversity issue goes deeper than firms not seeing enough female candidates.
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