Don't get mired in defining 'nature-positive', says Actis
As investors look to move away from purely mitigating biodiversity damage to have a positive impact on nature, progress must not be hindered by fixating on defining terms such as 'nature positive', Actis has said.
'Eurocentric' SFDR penalises emerging market investment, argues Actis
EU reporting regulations need to show "a greater level of discretion" for businesses in emerging markets, which often lag those in European countries in terms of sustainability.
COP27 has not been the 'Africa COP' it needed to be, says Actis
COP27 has so far been "disappointing" for those who hoped the Egypt-based summit would address Africa's climate challenges, impact investor Actis told Environmental Finance.
COP27 should be used to introduce carbon price says Actis
In a COP that is billed to be more focused on action than setting targets, Actis' Shami Nissan says setting a universal cost of carbon is key
Actis inks $1.2bn 'cutting edge' impact-linked loan
Sustainable infrastructure investor Actis has secured a $1.2 billion "impact-linked loan", which is a hybrid between 'use of proceeds' and a 'sustainability-linked' instrument.
The road to Smart Olive
Sustainable investing isn't just a choice between green or brown, argues Shami Nissan
Impact markets 'littered with examples of mismanagement of social issues'
Impact investors should step up efforts to measure and manage their negative impact, particularly on social issues, according to Actis.
Actis readies open-source SDG assessment tool
Emerging markets investor Actis plans to introduce an open-source framework for assessing the contribution of its portfolio companies with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Profile: Actis on why renewables make sense in emerging markets
The private equity firm has found that when it comes to making energy investments in emerging markets, clean energy is the way forward. Peter Cripps reports