ESG News

February 2020

Vital Farms’ industry-first traceability effort
Fast Company

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 like "free-range" are frequently misleading.

January 2020

Ceres: BlackRock CEO letter on sustainable investing is a game changer
Ceres

"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

20 Things to Watch in 2020
Financial Times

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.

December 2019

Sustainable Debt Joins the Trillion Dollar Club
Bloomberg

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.

Goldman Sachs’ Commercially Driven Plan for Sustainability
Financial Times

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 defined by sustainable growth. Our firm's long-term financial success, the stability of the global economy and society's overall wellbeing all depend on it."

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