Financial Post: Environmental concerns have dominated the conversation when it comes to ESG risks, but the growing focus on the “social” component is prompting a search for ways to better assess corporate performance on issues ranging from diversity to employee mental health to human rights.
Funds Europe: Russell Investments' latest ESG survey indicated that data limitations and non-standardised reporting frameworks constitute the biggest challenges for investment managers.
BNN Bloomberg: A Bloomberg News survey of ESG-related issues found that 53% of 550 Terminal users want more rules to help them tackle environmental issues. The picture varies across regions, with Europeans more in favor of extra regulations than Americans, while both regions gave green issues priority over social or governance matters. In Asia, where efforts to regulate ESG are trailing those in Europe and the US, a majority of survey respondents wanted more rules across the board.
The Globe and Mail: As environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues factor into more investment decisions, critics say one element is often overlooked: the human rights records of businesses.
BNN Bloomberg: The debate over whether investing with ESG principles in mind makes money is one that’s grown in recent years as the global market for sustainable funds has ballooned to more than $2.2 trillion.
Private Equity Wire: How are private companies performing on meaningful environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics? How is the ESG performance of these companies changing over time? And how does their progress on ESG link to their financial results?
Private Equity Wire: A group of leading alternative asset managers and industry bodies in the private and broadly syndicated credit markets have launched the ESG Integrated Disclosure Project (ESG IDP) template.
Forbes: Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) has become one of the most discussed, debated and buzz-worthy topics of the past several years. Organizations face significant and growing demand to raise their standards and accountability across an array of issues that are widely viewed as ethical imperatives.
Private Equity Wire: Investec’s 12th annual GP Trends Survey, which took place between June and August 2022, showed that the vast majority (90%) of more than 150 GPs believe that their ESG credentials will influence the likelihood of LPs committing capital to their funds, with 40% of the 90% expecting it to matter to a ‘great extent'.