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ESG & Sustainability

Can funds accelerate the transition to net zero?

We look at the views of 125 influencers in alternative investment funds to see the extent to which they are adopting SBTs and the barriers in doing so.

06 Jun 2022

How do you implement ESG strategies?

We’re joined by guest Gary Kendall, as our focus turns to the implementation of ESG strategies and the need to track action rather than targets.

16 Nov 2022

Is ESG investment delivering on COP26 pledges?

One year on, and with COP27 having kicked off, what progress has been made on COP26 pledges, and what more needs to be done – particularly by asset managers.

07 Nov 2022

The SDGs: How is the UK doing?

We're joined by guest Jessica Lobo from the UN Global Compact Network UK to discuss their report 'Measuring Up 2.0' and how the UK is performing on the SDGs.

31 Oct 2022

Can alternative investment funds accelerate the transition to net zero?

Science-based targets (SBTs) are poised to become the leading framework to provide a pathway for companies to decarbonise their business but are funds playing catch up?

Our newly released ESG report explores the opinions of 125 AIF key influencers and 6 industry experts, to understand the extent to which they are adopting science-based targets. 

Fund Finance

UK Autumn Statement preview

The UK Budget due out on 17 November is expected to bring significant fiscal tightening in a bid to restore the government’s financial credibility

16 Nov 2022

Alternative fund consolidation

As consolidation in the alternative fund market continues, general partners are looking for other means to fund their commitments.

16 Nov 2022

Alternative funds: 2022 so far

The year may have been an uncertain ride for fund managers, but the emergence of longer-term trends adds some much-needed context.

15 Sep 2022

Fund Governance

Depositary Insights Autumn 22

In this edition the FCA’s new Consumer Duty, an update on LTAF, ESG investing, ‘side pocket’ proposals and regulatory horizon scanning.

14 Nov 2022

Consumer Duty: an analysis

The FCA’s policy statement on Consumer Duty is timely given the pressures consumers are facing with cost of living, inflation and interest rate rises.

14 Nov 2022

Long Term Asset Fund revisited

The Long Term Asset Fund (LTAF) has itself become a long term feature on the regulatory agenda. Unfortunately, the uptake of LTAFs has been somewhat muted.

14 Nov 2022

Podcast series: A Just Transition 

How do you implement ESG strategies?

We’re joined by guest Gary Kendall, as our focus turns to the implementation of ESG strategies and the need to track action rather than targets.

16 Nov 2022

The SDGs: How is the UK doing?

We're joined by guest Jessica Lobo from the UN Global Compact Network UK to discuss their report 'Measuring Up 2.0' and how the UK is performing on the SDGs.

31 Oct 2022

Carbon markets how do they work?

Voluntary carbon offsets allow funds to offset unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits delivered through projects that avoid greenhouse gases.

22 Jul 2022