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Listen to our fourth E&S podcast - Board oversight of ESG

19 December 2017,10:00

In our fourth E&S podcast, we speak to Rosalind Kainyah MBE and Imoni Akpofure from Kina Advisory about a board's role in overseeing environmental and social, and business integrity issues.

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Listen to our third E&S podcast - E&S management systems

12 December 2017,10:00

In our third E&S podcast, we speak to ERM's Philippa Spence, Senior Partner, about developing environmental and social management systems at the company level. The podcast explores the standards and best practices for management systems.

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Listen to our second E&S podcast - Good labour practices

31 October 2017,10:00

In our second E&S podcast, we speak to ERM's Philippa Spence, Senior Partner, about labour and working conditions. The podcast explores the value added by good labour practices and provides tips for fund managers.

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CDC publishes its 2016-2017 Annual Sustainability Review

10 October 2017,12:00

We’re pleased to announce the publication of our 2016-2017 Annual Sustainability Review – Responsible investment works.

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CDC launches E&S podcast series - Listen to the first episode here

10 October 2017,11:00

The new series of podcasts is designed to help you stay up-to-date with E&S issues in a quick and easy format. In the first of our new series, we speak to Mark Goldsmith, the founder of sustainability consultancy FiveOak, about where to focus E&S due diligence and the business case for good E&S management.

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PEI releases a new book on value creation through ESG

12 September 2016,19:00

The publication from Private Equity International (PEI) provides a guide to ESG management in private equity, with advice on best practice, implementation and case studies from leading investors.

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Blog: The Case for Improving Job Quality in Supply Chains

29 July 2016,17:00

Ritu Kumar, CDC's Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility, writes for Business Fights Poverty about the importance of improving job quality in supply chains.

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CDC releases a new report on the legacy land issues facing agribusiness

27 June 2016,15:30

CDC and DEG have collaborated on a new report which provides guidance to investors on managing legacy land issues in the agribusiness sector. Legacy land issues are a particular challenge in emerging markets, especially where details about historical acquisition / lease arrangements may be uncertain and baseline studies are weak or absent.

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CDC webinars to mark the first anniversary of the launch of the ESG Toolkit for Fund Managers

16 June 2016,17:30

CDC Group plc will present two, hour-long webinars on its ‘ESG Toolkit for Fund Managers’ on 12 and 13 July 2016, in association with UNPRI.

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CDC co-authors new report on E&S due diligence in agricultural value chains

04 May 2016,13:25

CDC, IFU, Obviam, Norfund and DEG have collaborated on a new report which provides environmental and social (E&S) guidance to investors in agricultural value chains. The purpose of the report is to provide investors – including PE fund managers – with clearer, more consistent and practical guidance on managing E&S risks and creating value from E&S performance.

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CDC supports Ghanaian building project gain Africa’s first EDGE sustainability certification

29 April 2016,09:41

The Exchange – a residential and hotel development in Ghana, which CDC is invested in – has become the first project in Africa to receive the EDGE certification.

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Podcast: How can we better support women's economic empowerment?

27 April 2016,17:44

A CDC-produced podcast on the barriers to women's economic empowerment and how they can be overcome

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CDC presents to parliamentarians on how its work relates to the Sustainable Development Goals

16 March 2016,09:38

CDC’s Director of Environment and Social Responsibility, Ritu Kumar, was at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 15th March, where she spoke at a panel discussion on business and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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CDC’s CEO discusses the organisation’s role in supporting women in developing countries

14 March 2016,09:39

For International Women’s Day 2016, Diana Noble was interviewed by Women Advancing Microfinance UK (WAM UK).

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New CDC Report: Environmental and social due diligence: mitigating risks, identifying opportunities

09 September 2015,16:27

Good environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) is essential to understanding some of the main risks, impacts and opportunities when investing in a business.

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Webinar introduction to this ESG Toolkit hosted by PRI: 15.00 20th & 09.00 21st July 2015 BST

18 August 2015,17:11

Webinar introduction to CDC’s new ESG Toolkit for Fund Managers hosted by PRI: 15.00 20th & 09.00 21st July 2015 (UK time)

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CDC Launches New Web-Enabled ESG Toolkit for Fund Managers at PRE-PEI Responsible Investment Forum 2015

23 June 2015,18:00

CDC Group plc, the UK Development Finance Institution (DFI), has launched an updated and fully-web enabled version of its environmental social and governance (ESG) Toolkit for Fund Managers at the 2015 Responsible Investment Forum. The Responsible Investment Forum takes place in London on June 23 and is co-hosted by Private Equity International (PEI) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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