Is the integration of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) criteria into mainstream investment decision-making. Often used as an umbrella term, responsible investment encompasses a range of approaches and investment options, from exclusionary screens to targeted investments to active ownership strategies.

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January 14, 2020

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is providing financing of over $68.2 million for two new projects in the Boston area. The two projects will create over $113 million of development in the City of Boston, generating 211 units of housing and creating over 927 million hours of union construction work. Like all HIT construction-related investments, both projects will be built using 100% union labor. The two projects will...

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC ("Blue Wolf"), the New York-based private equity firm, today announced that Glenn Cummins has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cummins previously served as Co-Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer of Star America Infrastructure Partners – a private equity fund specializing in large scale infrastructure investing.

"We are thrilled to welcome G...

William Greider, an editor and author known for a contrarian skepticism of prevailing political and economic policy in his writings at magazines, newspapers and books, died Dec. 25 at his home in Washington. He was 83.

The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Cameron Greider.

Mr. Greider was the author of eight books with such anti-establishment-sounding titles as “Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs...

In the heart of Pittsburgh’s Strip District, union pension funds are the stimulus for a $105 million redevelopment project that will revamp the largely vacant 1600-foot-long, 157,237 square-foot Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Auction & Sales Building and surrounding area. Landon Butler’s original MEPT Fund (Multi-Employer Property Trust), a core fund with assets of $10 billion, is the lead investor. MEPT is now a part of BentallG...

November 13, 2019

Move over Silicon Roundabout; London’s new tech destination is King’s Cross. The area directly around King’s Cross and St Pancras stations has become a hub for tech giants and startups alike – as well as notable academic and cultural institutions.

Last year, Google started building its new “landscraper” London headquarters in King’s Cross. The structure, designed by Bjarke Ingel Group and Heatherwick Studio, will be longer than...

October 30, 2019

Dear US Signatories,

Since its inception, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has prioritized a market-led evolution toward long-term responsible investment. PRI remains committed to active, ongoing engagement with signatories regarding significant matters affecting financial markets including environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Today the evidence of the urgent need to address sustainability issues,...

Investor confidence in the principles of ESG investing appeared to wane in 2019. Recent survey data show that a greater portion of respondents predict that their ESG investments will underperform their non-ESG portfolios. The survey, conducted by RBC Global Asset Management and which polled almost 800 investment professionals across a diverse group of industry participants, gave further insights into a possible growing skeptic...

October 29, 2019

WASHINGTON — A secret agreement has allowed the nation’s homebuilders to make it much easier to block changes to building codes that would require new houses to better address climate change, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.

The written arrangement, in place for years and not previously disclosed, guarantees industry representatives four of the 11 voting seats on two powerful committees that approve buildi...

New ESG bills pending in Congress represent a potentially significant and step-wise change in the status quo with regard to federal regulation, Kirkland & Ellis’s Ali Zaidi says in Part 2 of a series on ESG regulation. Together, they show the readying of a new playbook that looks more like what investors have become familiar with in Europe and Japan.

Increasing interest in sustainable investment has spurred a growing community...

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Raquel Palmer is a Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, Chairperson of its Investment Committee and member of its Management Committee.  KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with approximately $5.4 billion of assets under management focused on making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing. [READ MORE]

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