Blended finance approach required to entice private investors as importance of land use in tackling biodiversity, climate crisis “becoming clear”.
US$1.1 billion loan fund was conceived in recognition that public capital alone is “insufficient” to fill US$3.9 trillion funding gap in emerging markets.
Portfolio Manager David Byrns argues exclusion of “worst performing” industries results in “disconnect” between sustainable fund flows and real world outcomes.
Pension provider highlights nature data challenges for asset owners ahead of industry guide on biodiversity portfolio assessments.
Research by the European regulator shows that ESG-related named funds attract more inflows, raising concerns about potential greenwashing.
Manager’s first climate transition-oriented private debt fund forms part of US$84 billion Global Private Debt platform.
US regulator urged to prioritise enforcement of new rule to prevent greenwashing.
Investment team incentivised to reduce emissions and waste from fund focused on “better materials, new models and better systems”.
Divided opinions and progress amongst global members is limiting ambition.
Second iteration of net zero framework slated for mid-2024 launch; investor network puts nature on its long-term agenda.
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