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Global Summit: Potential damage from breaching social contract ‘outweighs costs of ESG’

Standardisation may still be a work in progress but fund managers are already seeing positive outcomes from ESG initiatives, both in terms of social benefits and financial returns.
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Chicago Teachers’ sought diverse managers and found only one

Over the two months in which Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund had issued a request for proposals seeking a minority, woman-owned or disadvantaged business enterprise, it received only one response. Chicago-based JLC Infrastructure, which fulfilled the requirements of having at least three years’ experience managing institutional capital and $500 million of assets under management, will, as […]

Death of a soft topic

ESG has erupted into the mainstream of infrastructure investing with the ‘S’ sharply elbowing its way to centre stage.

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.

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’.

Cybersecurity and human capital risk rank higher in due diligence checks

Investment managers need a plan for management of cyber attacks and personnel misbehavior, panelists at the Texas TRS conference said.
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VIDEO: The A-Z of impact investing

The breadth of impact investing was on show at the recent GIIN Investor Forum in Paris.

Wanted: ESG credentials for infrastructure

Vehicles operating in the space are increasingly targeting sustainable projects due to LP demand and goals set by the United Nations.
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