U.S. News: Before Moscow sent troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, Sberbank, a Kremlin-backed bank already the target of international sanctions, enjoyed higher ratings for environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks than some western lenders.
Funds Tech: The report, conducted in partnership with Caceis and entitled Governance and the Climate Risk Dilemma, found that 72% of respondents believe there is a potential shortage of climate risk specialists.
ETF Trends: Growth stock weakness is hampering many environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, including exchange traded funds, but in a positive sign for this investing style, some professional market participants remain constructive on the long-term prospects.
Private Equity Wire: Preqin, a specialist in alternative assets data, tools, and insights, has published its annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report – ESG in Alternatives 2022: The Transparency Tipping Point – which reveals that 42% of AUM across private capital currently, is managed in funds that employ an active ESG policy.
Institutional Investor: A quarter of limited partners surveyed by Preqin said they have turned down an investment opportunity due to concerns over ESG standards, according to the research firm’s latest report on environmental, social, and governance investing, expected to be released. Another 39 percent of limited partners said they are prepared to do the same if necessary.
Private Equity Wire: Sustainable finance rules for fund managers are evolving quickly, but there is a risk of global divergence as regulators in Europe, US and UK move ahead with new plans. In a survey of the industry by Private Equity Wire, around eight out of 10 respondents expected ESG to be an area of greater regulatory focus, within a list of other priorities.
BNN Bloomberg: One of this year’s top-performing managers of so-called sustainable funds has relied on assets that aren’t normally associated with environmental, social and governance investing, in a strategy that’s ended up trouncing his peers.
Moody's Analytics: Companies that develop more responsible Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices and strive to mitigate ESG risks experience fewer ESG-related controversies and generate better shareholder returns. These are the key findings of two new research studies released by Moody’s Analytics showing that ESG risk management policies and actions, and the ESG scores that measure them, contain financially relevant information for investors.
Globe Newswire: Brookfield announced that it has reached the final institutional close for the Brookfield Global Transition Fund (“BGTF” or “the Fund”) with total capital raised of $15 billion, making it the world’s largest private fund dedicated to facilitating the global transition to a net-zero carbon economy. The $15 billion includes investments from institutional investors in and alongside the Fund, as well as amounts reserved for the private wealth channel.