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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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Aviva Investors, SFP and PRI launch a report on sustainable seafood and responsible investment

01 July 2016,13:30

The report was published on World Oceans Day (8 June 2016) and highlights the challenges facing many fishery sectors globally, particularly in developing countries. Partly due to weak regulation, many fishing grounds are only producing a fraction of historical catches.

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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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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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New article highlights waste-management challenges in emerging markets

29 February 2016,16:00

McKinsey & Company (a global management consultancy) released an article in February 2016 exploring the link between growing economic prosperity and increasing waste volumes in emerging markets.

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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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