Private equity stakes its claim at sustainable investing

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Private equity stakes its claim at sustainable investing

Private equity is starting to see meaningful opportunity in climate finance. While some firms like KKR have been focused on ESG and impact investing for more than a decade, a once exotic idea has gone mainstream and more and more PE firms are steering limited partner capital into ESG investments, especially those with a climate focus, such as renewable energy. Private equity funds that invest solely in renewable energy assets raised about $52 billion last year, a record, according to Bloomberg. And the money for such funds so far this…

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