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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...

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 Manag...

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...

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...

October 28, 2019

The U.S. is witnessing a growing state-level patchwork of regulations designed to spur sustainable ESG investments. In Part 1 of a two-part series on ESG, Kirkland & Ellis’s Ali Zaidi says while federal regulators are fairly silent, states seem eager to fill a regulato...

October 16, 2019

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KPS Capital Partners, LP ("KPS") announced today that the first and final closings of KPS Special Situations Fund V ("KPS Fund V") and KPS Special Situations Mid-Cap Fund ("KPS Mid-Cap") were simultaneously held on October 15, 20...

October 15, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Blue Wolf Capital Partners (Blue Wolf), a New York-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Kirlin Design Build, LLC (KDB), one of the country’s leading engineering and construction companies focused on large, complex fe...

October 14, 2019

Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and private equity firm Stellex Capital Management today announced they have closed on their acquisition of Vigor Industrial LLC and MHI Holdings LLC. 

In addition, Carlyle and Stellex announced they have appointed J...

October 8, 2019

Responsible investment in the US has lagged behind Europe because of an antipathy towards environmental, social and governance factors, according a partner at alternative asset manager, Pantheon.

Alex Scott, speaking at a morning briefing, said the US market is still a...

October 8, 2019

TORONTO, Oct. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today released the results of its 2019 Global Perspectives on Responsible Investing survey and found an eno...

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