COP26 and the future of M&A

Dealmakers aware of ESG issues

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Merlin Piscitelli of Datasite
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Merlin Piscitelli of Datasite

As COP26 draws to a close, one could argue that the real challenge begins now. And quite a big one at that.

As expected, COP26 was big on policy pledges to address climate change and promote sustainability. While there were positive steps made, the bigger concern is whether action will be taken or if the event amounts to nothing more than greenwashing. Of all the announcements unveiled, the UK Government made some very clear points about the finance industry and how it can ensure best practices are implemented to minimise carbon footprints. This is something that has been welcomed by the M&A sector. From the recent research Datasite conducted targeting 400 UK and US dealmakers, we fou...

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