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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.
Newton's cradle
LPs are using manager selection processes to press for greater gender parity in the private markets industry and beyond.
A needle on a scale from investment to impact
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.
Rearview mirror eyes gaze
As investing with a gender lens gains increasing traction, we take a closer look at what this strategy entails and what is driving its growth.
Local and international firms report brisk activity over the past 12 months. Everything seems to be coming together for the Japanese buyout market.

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