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Graeme Kerr & Victoria Robson

Funds that champion women-led businesses and gender-balanced deal teams are among the innovations as well as a mentorship scheme.
Climate change is taking centre stage as funds move to measure emissions and integrate changes so they are maintained post-exit.
Leading by example and setting out a clear set of principles for portfolio companies and the GP itself are important.
Six case studies that show the potential of impact investing in education, diversity, farming, financing and sustainability.
Good governance requires leading by example and setting out a clear set of principles whether that is at GP, LP or portfolio company level.
Tech offers rich possibilities for ESG innovation with the importance of remote working thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic.
ESG-backed finance facilities have been one of the fastest growing areas of innovation in private equity over the last 12 months.
The race is on to develop standardised ways of quantifying impact from measuring the financial value of changes to creating frameworks.
The downturn wrought by the pandemic has underscored the need for a more caring approach to supporting employees and investing in human capital.

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