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Even private firms are facing closer ESG scrutiny

While disclosure in the U.S. is still voluntary, some private funders are requesting more non-financial information from privately held companies. The following article originally appeared on as part of our partnership with GreenBiz Group, a media and events company that accelerates the just transition to a clean economy. When food delivery startup Deliveroo made its initial public offering in the early spring, it was supposed to be the London exchange’s biggest public debut of 2021 — after all, the Amazon-backed venture was seeking a market valuation of $12 billion. Instead, it flopped, with shares off 26%…

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