Leading LPs and GPs are collaborating to pool information in a bid to standardise ESG data reporting with the aim of bringing transparency to sustainable investing within the private equity industry.
Weekly investor roundup: KIC advised to consider Europe housing; GPIF to exclude Chinese sovereign bonds
GPIF will not invest in Chinese sovereign bonds and exclude them from benchmarks; Temasek and HSBC partner up for debt financing platform for sustainable infrastructure projects; KIC advised to consider European rental housing projects with local firms; PNB funds to give out $150 million payout; APG and PPF buy stake in New Zealand timber producer; and more.
Asian insurers and pension funds are partnering up with logistics experts to strategically invest in logistics real estate across the globe.
As the concept of engagement continues to spread, asset owners need to decide how far they are prepared to push recalcitrant companies.
Sydney Airport rejects second takeover bid by consortium joined by AustralianSuper; Australia's FSC launches new charter to boost female representation in fund management; China's privately offered funds hit $3 trillion; GIC invests in China warehousing and industrial real estate with ESR Cayman and APG; Japan's new university fund looks to invest in alts and foreign stocks; and more.
An integral part of ESG integration is active ownership. But how frequently and thoroughly are asset owners engaging with their portfolio companies?