Bloomberg Law
Feb. 9, 2022, 5:01 AM

Funds Help Take Polluters to Court in Bid for Big ESG Paydays

Anderson Krenak, 38, is a member of the indigenous Krenak people who live along the banks of the River Doce in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state. On Nov. 5, 2015, his life changed forever when a mining company’s dam collapsed, unleashing a torrent of mud filled with mine waste into the surrounding countryside and waterways, destroying the Krenak heartland. The flood killed 19 people and spread pollution hundreds of miles to the Atlantic.

With his old way of life through fishing and hunting now impossible, Anderson is seeking compensation as one member of a 200,000-strong suit in the UK that’s demanding ...

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