Shipping and the ‘S’ in ESG

In the second of our three-part ESG in Shipping series, Tony Foster, CEO and Chief Investor Officer of Marine Capital, explores the social impact of...

ESG in Shipping: ‘E’ is for Environment

This week we are delighted to welcome Tony Foster, CEO and Chief Investor Officer of Marine Capital, a specialist institutional marine infrastructure asset manager...

JP Morgan Jumps on the Climate Change Bandwagon

In February, JPMorgan Chase became the latest big name to jump on the ESG ship, pledging US$200 billion towards advancing the objectives of the...

Rio Tinto Pledges US$1 billion to Climate Change Targets

Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest metals and mining corporations, this week announced plans to invest around US$1 billion over the next five...

Bain Ups ESG Game With EcoVadis Acquisition

Boston-based consulting giant Bain & Company entered the ESG race this week with a minority acquisition in EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings for...

Standard Chartered Earmarks US$75 billion for UN SDG Project Financing

Standard Chartered has committed to providing US$40 billion of project financing services for infrastructure that promotes sustainable development by 2024, along with US$35 billion...

RBS Pledges To End Fossil Fuel Financing

RBS, the financial crisis casualty that is still over 60% owned by the UK taxpayer, has committed to withdrawing from coal financing by 2030...

Neuberger Berman Pioneers ESG-Linked Corporate Financing

Neuberger Berman (NB), a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager with around US$339 billion in assets under management, last week announced the closing of a...

Coalition Pioneers ESG Platform to Promote UN SDGs

The financing gap to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries is estimated to be US$2.5 trillion per year. To achieve...

IDH Launches World’s Biggest Impact Fund For Farming Finance

IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, in collaboration with Unilever, Jacobs DE, Mondelez and Rabobank, this week launched the world’s biggest ever impact fund for...

Mirabaud Doubles Down On Growing Trend for ‘Lifestyle’ Impact Funds

Mirabaud Asset Management has launched its second private equity solution focusing on "lifestyle impact and innovation", following in the footsteps of its first theme-based...

Barclays Investors Break Ground With Climate-Related Shareholder Resolution

Over 100 Barclays investors, together with responsible investment campaigning group Share Action, last week filed the first ever climate-related shareholder resolution at a European...

Franklin Templeton Leads Funding Round for Blockchain-based Impact Investing Platform

Franklin Templeton, one of the world's biggest asset managers with around US717 billion in assets under management, has invested an undisclosed sum in a...

EIB Approves €8.1bn for Renewable Energy, Sustainable Projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is directing €8.1 billion of new financing towards climate action, sustainable development, health, and education investment across Europe and...

Credit Suisse Rejects Coal Financing in Major Update to ESG Policy

Credit Suisse has confirmed that it will no longer provide any form of financing specifically related to the development of new coal-fired power plants....

CALL FOR INTEREST: FAIRR Launches New Investor Engagement Opportunities

US$20 trillion investor network FAIRR is for a limited period opening up two unique engagement initiatives to interested new responsible investors. FAIRR's sustainable protein engagement has opened its...

Competition is Intensifying for Alternative Asset Managers – Could ESG Strategies Save the Day?

With more investors increasing allocations to private equity and other alternative asset classes, largely at the expense of traditional hedge fund offerings, alternative fund...

Private Equity Firms Push for Greater ESG Expertise

Private equity firms are keen to expand their ESG capabilities through talent acquisition, with a majority recognising that ESG monitoring demands a unique skillset. So...

Legal & General Invests in City of London via Green Financing Framework

LGIM Real Assets, the real estate arm of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), has provided £125 million in long-term financing to the City...

VentureBuilder Supports Off-Grid Solar Power in Africa

VentureBuilder, which is focused on scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises, has launched its financing platform with a mandate to expand energy access...

Quadria Capital & ING Pioneer Sustainability-Linked Financing

Singaporean private equity firm Quadria Capital has obtained a US$65 million three-year sustainable revolving capital call facility from ING, which is being heralded as...

Reden and Natixis Close Solar Financing in Chile

Reden Investments Chile (Reden Solar Chile) and French investment bank Natixis in October successfully closed senior facilities totaling US$96.4 million for the up-to-100MW portfolio...

EBRD to Finance New Solar Plant in Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in partnership with the Green Climate Fund (GCF), is stepping up its efforts to support renewables...

ESG: A Driving Force for Global Real Estate Investment

The ESG sector is growing fast - and as it develops further and permeates the public consciousness, tendrils are starting to spread into alternative...

UK Government Commits £500m to Green Tech Investment

The UK government has confirmed plans to invest over half a billion pounds into green technologies: including a £400 million fund to help develop...

Bank of Baroda Partners with KfW Development Bank for Solar Projects

India's Bank of Baroda has tied up with Germany’s KfW Development Bank to provide $113 million in funding to refinance solar projects under the...

Yellow Door Energy Raises $65 million to Scale Solar Investments

UAE-based solar developer Yellow Door Energy in January raised $65 million in Series A financing from a consortium of investors in order to scale...

SolarAfrica Targets $35 million in Financed Solar Solutions

Solar financing specialist SolarAfrica has partnered with South African investment management company Inspired Evolution to create a ZAR100 million ($7.2 million) equity investment facility...

Cubico Raises Financing for Renewable Projects in Portugal

Cubico Sustainable Investments has raised €85 million ($96.3 million) in debt for the financing of 29.4 MW renewable projects in Portugal, the company announced...

US Government Finances Solar Energy Transformation Fund

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US Government’s development finance institution, has provided initial financing to SunFunder’s $85 million Solar Energy Transformation Fund,...
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