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Private capital, politics, and the Paris commitment

Current political uncertainty is a threat to ESG engagement. The private sector has an urgent responsibility to provide strong leadership, writes William K. Reilly.

ESG-complacent GPs, you have been warned

More than 200 of the world’s leading experts gathered in London this week for the seventh annual PEI Responsible Investment Forum. Here are some of the key takeaways.

EG launches debut sustainable RE fund – Exclusive

The Sydney-based manager is targeting A$250 million (€161 million; $181 million) to deploy in office buildings in need of energy efficiency improvements.

In pursuit of operational excellence

More than 150 people gathered in London for our Operating Partners Forum Europe this week. Here are five key takeaways.

MSREI: Sustainability could create $34.9bn of asset value

Sustainable practices are already impacting office building returns, according to the New York-based investment bank’s latest report.

Temasek subsidiary to target sustainable projects

Cross-sector project manager SingBridge International will manage and invest in large-scale, sustainable projects - initially in China and eventually globally.

Prince Charles to launch £1bn sustainable buildings fund

The heir to the British throne has appointed Credit Suisse to raise capital from Middle East investors for his new property fund, Tellesma. The fund follows on from Prince Charles' 400-acre sustainable development project, Poundbury.

Dubai growth was never “long-term sustainable”

With investor confidence sapped following the Dubai government's decision to seek a six-month “standstill” on the debt of Dubai World and Nakheel, Jones Lang LaSalle says the real danger is sovereign – not corporate – default.

Prince of Wales' sustainable fund sees Kuwaiti investor pull out

The Tellesma Sustainable Real Estate Opportunity vehicle is still on the fundraising trail despite a Middle Eastern investor reportedly pulling out.

Catella, Bank Sarasin launch sustainable RE fund

The fund, Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities, is targeting mainly Swiss pension funds, and is said to be the first real estate vehicle for institutional investors to invest solely in sustainable buildings in high-growth European cities.

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