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After gaining the attention of corporates and regulators, private markets are paying closer heed to biodiversity impacts and natural capital strategies.
Private equity’s adoption and integration of ESG has been rapid, but there is still some way to go before everyone is on the same page.
As gender-lens investing moves up the agenda, Vicky Meek asks whether investors are taking a holistic enough approach.
Reaching unbanked communities is unlocking more opportunities to create impact than ever before.
LPs are using manager selection processes to press for greater gender parity in the private markets industry and beyond.
Impact investing may have started out with a focus on social issues, but environmental concerns are rising further up investors’ agendas, and influencing their strategies.
The industry still has a long way to go on decarbonisation, but the creation and adoption of private equity-specific science-based targets could really move the needle.
Pioneering fund managers are making the ultimate GP prize – carried interest – contingent on impact or ESG metrics. Is this the future?
The lines between VC, growth and buyouts appear to be blurring as private equity firms seek earlier exposure to technology companies.
As LPs become more receptive to new relationships, strong networks and track records are helping emerging managers stand out in a crowded mid-market.