Responsible Investment

Boohoo: an ESG Sob Story

Boohoo: an ESG Sob Story 1200 675 Blackpeak

Online fast fashion retailer, Boohoo Group PLC (BOOH.L), brought tears to the eyes of its shareholders after a Sunday Times investigation in July alleged that a subcontractor of the group was paying less than half of the UK minimum wage to its employees in a sweatshop in Leicester.

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Private Equity and ESG

Private Equity and ESG 1200 675 Blackpeak

While the world’s largest pension funds and financial services providers have been allocating capital toward tackling environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, private equity (PE) firms have largely lagged behind.

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Grading on a Curve: How ESG Ratings Can Fall Short in Emerging Markets

Grading on a Curve: How ESG Ratings Can Fall Short in Emerging Markets 1200 675 Blackpeak

2019 was a banner year in the remarkable rise of ESG investing. Morningstar reported that nearly 500 actively traded funds in the United States added ESG language to their prospectuses, up from 50 in 2018.

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Navigating the “Green Recovery” From COVID-19

Navigating the “Green Recovery” From COVID-19 1200 675 Blackpeak

The global shift to green is likely to accelerate in the post-COVID-19 world, but this is only symptomatic of a broader trend where Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors are becoming more critical to businesses’ long-term viability and value.

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