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KPMG’s UK head of ESG, James Holley, will join the European mid-market firm in April.
A LACERS board member says there is ‘nothing more important’ than focusing on emerging managers in its private markets investing.
The organisation could soon start delisting signatories who haven’t made progress towards the responsible investment principles, according to managing director Fiona Reynolds.
As LPs in the world’s largest private fund market start to embrace ESG, it is becoming harder to get away with ‘all talk and no action’ on responsible investment.
Investor focus on ESG issues is all about ‘reducing risk, increasing returns,’ say speakers at the PEI Responsible Investment Forum in New York.
The US firm won for its investment in Brazilian travel and tourism company CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens.
As more private equity firms hire ESG heads to hone their responsible investing strategies, we look at what is needed to succeed in this increasingly crucial role.
The firm’s co-head of US buyout, Sandra Horbach, said LPs are showing strong preference for funds focused on ESG and other factors – prioritising this even over high returns.
Stuart Hammer, a counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton who specialises in environmental matters, explains what risks firms should consider before buying a US company.
The growth and mid-market buyout arm of TPG has partnered with U2 singer Bono and 11 other investors to focus on seven sectors for impact investing for ‘The Rise Fund’.

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