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Environment, social and governance integration is market-specific, and Japan has the fastest uptake, says the firm’s global head of ESG Emily Chew.
A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.
Fondo Soberano de Angola is putting together a new strategy following a recent governance change, but its former chairman continues to make headlines.
The fund, named HEAL, will aim to deploy two-thirds of its capital into clinics and pharmacies across India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
The firm joins the likes of Bain, TPG and Goldman Sachs in targeting social and environmental impact with the registration of KKR Global Impact Fund.
The fund has a €500m target and will invest in European SMEs that are driven by environmental trends.
The UN-supported PRI is having a ‘transformative’ effect on the private equity industry, says managing director Fiona Reynolds.

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