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28 Nov 22

Key ESG takeaways from the Responsible Investment Forum Europe

Greenstone attended the recent Responsible Investment Forum in London. Co-hosted with PRI, the Responsible Investment Forum is the longest-running private equity (PE) event focused on bringing together fund managers, institutional investors, and expert advisors to discuss ESG issues across alternative asset classes.

Below we identify four key themes during the event:

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InvestorPortal

23 Nov 22

The outcomes of COP27 and what they mean for business

Over the past two weeks, Egypt hosted the 27th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27). The event took place at a resort in Sharm El-Sheikh from November 6th to the 18th. It brought together over 30,000 policymakers, activists, and scientists with the goal of pushing global and national commitments toward a more sustainable future.

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Environment

10 Nov 22

Measuring ESG and carbon performance across your portfolio | Guide

Greenstone has published a guide on 'Measuring ESG and carbon performance across your portfolio'. This guide aims to act as an advisory tool for Private Equity (PE) firms that are looking at measuring and reporting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across their portfolio.

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Environment , InvestorPortal

7 Nov 22

Greenstone to sponsor the Responsible Investment Forum: Europe

Greenstone is proud to be sponsoring the Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2022 on November 16 - 17 in London. The Responsible Investment Forum: Europe, co-hosted with the PRI, is the longest-running private equity forum focused on bringing together fund managers, institutional investors, and expert advisors to discuss ESG issues across alternative asset classes.

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Environment , InvestorPortal

27 Oct 22

Measuring biodiversity impact and risk: a new focus in ESG disclosure

The risks resulting from a loss of nature and changes to natural capital have the potential to disrupt society and the stability of the global economy. Whilst most research on financial risks related to natural capital has historically focused on climate change, there is a growing awareness of the risks associated with other aspects of natural capital, such as the loss of biodiversity.

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Environment

25 Oct 22

How does Private Equity Stack Up on ESG? Recent publication by BCG

The ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI) was launched in late 2021. This initiative is an industry-led effort by the private equity community to drive consensus around meaningful ESG metrics and generate comparable, performance-based ESG data. One of EDCI’s partners, BCG, has published the following article celebrating the progress that the initiative has made in its inaugural year, highlighting a few of the key findings from the benchmark, and encouraging other GPs and LPs to join the initiative. 

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Environment , InvestorPortal

18 Oct 22

Key takeaways from the fifth annual TCFD Status Report

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recently published their fifth annual status report. This report reflects on milestones related to the implementation of the TCFD recommendations since they were released in 2017 and other encouraging developments in climate-related disclosure since their last report in October 2021.

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Environment

11 Oct 22

Greenstone ESG Technology winner's profile feature | The Drawdown

Greenstone was announced the winner of the ´Technology: ESG´ award at The Drawdown Awards ceremony held in London in June 2022. Following this, the Drawdown recently published a winner's profile feature on Greenstone in its publication. This feature is an interview with Greenstone's Head of InvestorPortal, Toby Robertson, on what makes Greenstone's cloud-based SaaS solution InvestorPortal stand out in the market. 

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Environment , ESG

6 Oct 22

EY survey on sustainable supply chains driving business transformation

EY recently released a survey on 'Building supply chain sustainability that can drive revenues and reduce operational risks'. This survey of senior supply chain executives shows the need for a holistic and ROI-backed roadmap to meet sustainability performance goals. 

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SupplierPortal

3 Oct 22

Greenstone sponsors Sustainable Brands '22 event in San Diego

Greenstone is pleased to be sponsoring and attending Sustainable Brands '22 on October 17-20. This annual flagship event, running across four days in San Diego, California is the global event for regenerative brands and their leaders. It offers a unique mix of inspiration, thought leadership, community and connections.

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Event , Environment