First, more than a decade ago, severe weather bankrupted an electric company in New Orleans. Then it helped take down one in Houston. Now, in California, it has pushed PG&E Corp. to the brink, in the biggest warning yet about the financial risks of climate change.
In May 2020, CFA Society New York’s Sustainable Investing Group invited Nikhil Mirchandani to discuss Inherent’s investment approach, which incorporates Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into every stage of its process from sourcing to underwriting to engagement and ongoing monitoring. Learn more about Inherent’s differentiated process that incorporates an ESG lens not just investing
This Ceres report outlines how and why U.S. financial regulators, who are responsible for protecting the stability and competitiveness of the U.S. economy, need to recognize and act on climate change as a systemic risk. It provides more than 50 recommendations for key financial regulators to adopt, including the Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed), the
In a Harvard Business School (HBS) panel discussion March 4, 2020 titled Uncovering and Pricing Climate Risk in Long-Term Investments moderated by George Serafeim of HBS, Wendy Cromwell of Wellington, Tony Davis of Inherent Group, Audrey Choi of Morgan Stanley, and Luca Albertini of Leadenhall Capital discuss their significant work and various approaches to identifying and
Inherent Group, LP is among the group of 250+ investor signatories representing over $6.4 trillion in assets under management with global exposure across capital markets to the Investor Statement on Coronavirus response led by Domini Impact Investments LLC, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, and the Office of the New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer:
Inherent Group’s portfolio company Generate Capital announced on February 4 that it has secured over $1 billion in funding. Participating investors included AustralianSuper, QIC, Railways Pension, and AP2 of Sweden. The funds will accelerate the company’s deployment of sustainable infrastructure in asset classes including battery storage, solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles.
Inherent Group’s portfolio company Vital Farms, in a pioneering initiative in food traceability, enables consumers to see (pre-recorded) 360-degree video of the pastures where the eggs from a given carton are laid. The effort comes amidst increasing consumer interest in understanding where their food comes from, which is particularly relevant in a vertical where claims
“BlackRock’s renewed promise to actively engage, and when necessary, vote against companies that are not making sufficient progress on sustainability and climate risk will help to build a more transparent capital market system.” -Mindy Lubber, CEO & President, Ceres
From an international carbon pricing regime to ‘going olive’, The FT’s Moral Money team highlights 20 ESG ‘resolutions’ to watch for in the new year.
Investor demand is surging for green, social and sustainability bonds and loans as well as debt securities that react to the sustainability performance of the borrower.
David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs, says the company is targeting $750 billion of financing, investing and advisory activity to areas focused on climate transition and inclusive growth. He also calls for governments to put a price on the cost of carbon. Mr. Solomon writes, “Looking ahead, the needs of our clients will increasingly be
NYU Center for Sustainable Business analyzed to two different industries (agriculture and automotive) to answer the question: Do sustainable practices lead to positive financial return for the business?
Companies are increasingly correcting accounting problems by quietly updating past numbers, rather than alerting investors and reissuing financial statements. A study finds that almost half of these “quiet” revisions to SEC filings from August 2004 through 2015 met at least one of the guidelines for them to be considered “Big R” restatements that require alerts
Why Enel’s SDG-linked issuance is a potential game-changer in the world of sustainable credit. Sustainability KPI linked to interest margin step-up Expands investor base for ESG-linked products Unconstrained use of proceeds broadens the issuer base
Moody’s lowered ExxonMobil’s credit outlook to negative from stable – in part due to the “emerging threat” to fossil fuel companies from climate change regulation and tax, with the oil major also exposed to “rising” litigation risk linked to climate change and related disclosures.
An interesting and timely reminder of the long-term impact of company culture on performance. The Atlantic tracks the genesis of Boeing’s current troubles to the early 2000s when the financially-driven management culture of acquired McDonnell Douglas started replacing the engineering-driven culture of legacy Boeing.
An analysis of more than 900,000 private companies finds compelling evidence of a relationship between the gender composition of directorships and insolvency risk.
McKinsey analysis finds statistically significant correlation between ethnic/cultural and gender diversity in leadership and financial outperformance.
This post makes the business case, in terms of ROIC and ROE, for high representation of women on boards of directors.
This post makes the financial case, as measured by ROE and total return to shareholders, for gender diversity.