KKR Manager Talks ESG Fund

Earlier in 2020 KKR, a world-renowned investment firm, announced the final closing of its Global Impact Fund, which will invest $1.3B USD in companies that address important Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. Barghest Building Performance, or BBP, was one of the first companies that this Fund invested in. By investing in BBP, KKR demonstrated …

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Five ways that ESG creates value

Three economists discuss how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns are an important part of business today. The “E” in ESG, which stands for environmental criteria, is perhaps the most critical feature because every company uses energy, creates waste, and affects its environment. The authors point out that global investments in sustainability measures reached $30 trillion …

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The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance

McKinsey & Company, a world-renowned management consulting firm, has found that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are a valuable focus for companies across all industries and sectors. Results from the latest McKinsey Global Survey, which focuses on investors and business executives, shows that there is both short-term and long-term value in ESG programs and …

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How can manufacturers put digital transformation into practice?

Rob McGreevy, leader of corporate strategy at the multinational IT firm AVEVA, writes that Barghest Building Performance (BBP) is a first-rate example of how companies can transform their business models by combining technology with human insight. BBP’s unique energy savings solution uses a patented algorithm to monitor environmental conditions and adjust HVAC systems to optimize …

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The many ways “green buildings” save

Rachel Layne of CBS News reviews how 40% of the world’s carbon emissions comes from buildings and discusses how the building industry is promoting new energy-efficiency standards to address this problem. Buildings must meet certain standards for water usage, electricity consumption, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) in order to be considered “green,” or …

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