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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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Capital Dynamics survey shows growing integration of ESG and value-creation strategies

27 May 2017,09:00

Capital Dynamics, a global asset manager, published a report on the relationship between the active management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and value creation in April 2017. The research is informed by a survey which targeted 175 general partners (GPs) and had 109 respondents, primarily from Europe and North America (82%).

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McKinsey publishes article on the impact of ESG on valuations

04 April 2017,09:30

McKinsey & Company, the management consulting firm, published an article in March 2017 which discusses the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on valuations.

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ERM survey highlights use of ESG to create value

14 March 2017,13:30

Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading environmental and social consultancy, published the results from a survey of 60 general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) in February 2017. Over 95% of the respondents – representing US$1.3 trillion in assets under management – believed that there was significant untapped value from ESG within their portfolio companies.

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RRI suggests land conflicts in India put US$179bn at risk

24 November 2016,15:00

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) published a study in November 2016 which analyses 289 ongoing land-related conflicts in India. These conflicts affect an estimated 3.2m people and put US$179bn of investment at risk.

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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 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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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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Why health and safety measures benefit both employees and businesses

14 April 2016,09:39

CDC's Mark Eckstein writes about the importance of health and safety - both to employees and the companies they work for.

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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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Managing E&S Issues in Agribusiness Investing – Webinar Thursday July 16, 10 AM – 11 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, Washington DC, USA)

18 August 2015,17:11

Agribusiness is one of the key industries that in many emerging market has been neglected by investors for years.

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