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Future Fund’s deputy CIO: We’re placing ‘more emphasis’ on ESG

Australian sovereign fund's executive tells conference investors must adapt and improve their processes to keep up with the influx of capital into private equity

IFM sets ‘unprecedented’ emissions reduction targets for Australian assets

The fund manager has set targets for its seven Australian assets, covering airports, ports, a railway station and an electricity distribution business - including a 100% reduction by 2030.
energy

Energy fundraising shifts to renewables and sustainability

There has been a structural shift in how LPs are allocating funds to energy-focused vehicles, moving away from upstream and paying closer attention to renewables and sustainable strategies.
ESG

Aberdeen Standard to manage AIIB’s $500m ESG infra bonds portfolio

The credit portfolio, which is targeting total returns of 5-7 percent, aims to boost awareness of environmental, social and governance issues in emerging Asian markets.

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.
Wind power

Nordic renewables platform one of last deals from Ardian Fund IV

Similar in strategy to US platform Sky Renewables, the €300m investment aims to build a portfolio focused on wind, solar, hydro and biomass.

JPMorgan strengthens focus on sustainable investing with new hire

Jennifer Wu, who joins from BlackRock as the new head of sustainable investing at the bank’s asset management business, will also oversee the Sustainable Investment Leadership Team.

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’.
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.
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.
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