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ESG Newsletter

      Hedge Funds and Private Equity Improve ESG Focus Yet Face Differing Reporting and Monitoring Challenges

      2021-08-25

      Private Equity Wire: Trudi Boardman, Hedge Fund Specialist at Cambridge Associate said that many hedge funds are still in the earlier stages of introducing ESG policies and processes, and that “there’s still a long way to go.”

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      Bain Capital to Create ESG Hedge Fund

      2021-08-24

      Investment News: The firm, which already has a private strategy that makes impact investments, expects to launch the fund by October, according to an investor document viewed by Bloomberg. It will focus on consumer, financial, technology and health care stocks and invest globally in companies with market values exceeding $1 billion. 

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      Is ESG Investing a Form of Active Management?

      2021-08-23

      Financial Advisor: ESG investing, by definition, is active investing, according to Simon Hallett, chair of the Active Managers Council's Research Committee.

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      Prudential Makes USD200m Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Private Equity Investments

      2021-08-19

      Private Equity Wire: Investments will focus on limited partner stakes with substantial ownership and/or management by women and minorities, particularly those raising capital for first or second funds.

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      How Investors Can Identify ‘Policy Black Swans’ in China and Elsewhere

      2021-08-18

      Institutional Investor: When it comes to environmental, social, and governance investing, regional context is imperative, according to Rayliant Global Advisors’ founder Jason Hsu.

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      ‘Don’t Think About ESG Simply As a Reporting Exercise,’ Advises Former SSGA Asset Stewardship Head

      2021-08-18

      IR Magazine: Getting started on the ESG process, picking a framework and how much IR professionals really need to know about ESG: Matt DiGuiseppe, head of Diligent’s ESG Center of Excellence talks ESG reporting.

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      Cohen & Steers Appoints Khalid Husain as Head of ESG

      2021-08-17

      Cision: Cohen & Steers, Inc., a leading global investment manager specializing in real assets and alternative income, announced today that Khalid Husain has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Head of ESG.

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      Looking Beyond the Numbers for Sustainable Investing

      2021-08-17

      Investor Daily: The demand from investors for robust sustainable investment products and funds is accelerating. A Moody’s Investors Service report highlights the rapid rise in the demand for sustainable funds with a record 140 per cent increase in 2020.

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      Why PSP Investments Is Good at ESG

      2021-08-16

      Institutional Investor: Pension funds that develop environmental, social, and governance frameworks without government interference tend to have an easier time incorporating those programs into their investment process. 

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      How Activist Hedge Funds Went from Corporate Raiders to Climate Heroes

      2021-08-13

      Fast Company: When upstart activist hedge fund Engine No. 1 secured three seats on the board of Exxon­Mobil in June, it was a high-­profile repudiation of the way the country’s largest oil company has long conducted business: with a laser focus on returns and a blind eye to its impact on the world at large.

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