ESG News

November 2021

Sustainability Principles and Objectives (SPO) Framework

The Sustainability Principles and Objectives (SPO) Framework is an ESG framework for late-stage private companies, companies preparing to go public, and early-stage public companies.

The SPO Framework is designed to ensure that a company at this stage of development takes into consideration positive ESG outcomes, as well as the need to mitigate negative ESG factors, and is dedicated to meeting a high standard of ESG criteria across its business.  Tony Davis and Michael Ellis of Inherent Group serve on the Advisory Council.  Read more here.

Net Zero Asset Managers initiative Progress Report
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

Net Zero Asset Manager Signatories now total 220 managing more than USD 57 trillion in assets under management. This means that more than half the world’s assets are now committed to achieving net zero by 2050 or sooner. Read the full progress report here, including Inherent's commitment of 74% AUM to be managed in line with net zero.

October 2021

2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis
The Investor Agenda

We stand at the beginning of a pivotal decade in which institutional investors and government leaders worldwide have the power to raise ambition and accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis. If we do not meet this challenge and change course immediately, the world could heat in excess of 3-degrees Celsius this century. To achieve this common goal, we must work together to reduce global net carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, with a dramatic reduction of all greenhouse gas emissions essential for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. Key to this is ensuring government leaders support sustainable COVID-19 economic recovery efforts consistent with net-zero emissions. Read more here.

August 2021

Distressed Credit And The ESG Opportunity

Driving change is not always possible. The conventional wisdom regarding distressed credit investing is that the complex negotiations and fast pace of transactions at companies under duress thwart transitions toward sustainability and inclusion. Negotiating haircuts and covenants is already challenging, and the urgency of corporate distress amplifies the myriad difficulties of evaluating ESG, including inconsistency in defining and measuring ESG and lack of ESG data.  The conventional wisdom is wrong: lenders and sponsors are increasingly incorporating ESG in investment decisions, and distressed investors can harness restructuring to drive sustainability and inclusion and with it long-term value creation. Read more here.

July 2021

Inherent Foundation Is Hiring

Inherent Foundation is hiring its first Managing Director. The Foundation is committed to improving access to quality education, protecting the environment, and developing sustainable capital markets. It receives a portion of the profits generated by Inherent Group.

This first dedicated staff member at the Foundation will lead programmatic and grant-making work. Working closely with the Foundation’s Board, the MD will support the continued refinement and development of the Foundation’s grants, steward existing grantee relationships, and identify and qualify new opportunities.

For the job description and to apply, please click here:

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