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The value of diversity

Diversity is now recognised as a value-creation driver. Watch market participants talk about what can be done and read the seven steps you need to take to ensure an inclusive workplace.

Carlyle makes diversity a priority with new hire

The private funds manager hired Kara Helander from BlackRock to lead the effort for a more diverse and inclusionary workplace.

Why ILPA has gender inequality in its crosshairs

Under-representation of women can have serious consequences in private equity.

Africa ‘far ahead’ in ESG

Buttressed by a hefty proportion of capital and expertise provided by development finance institutions, African GPs are a force for sustainable change.

High fees remain biggest barrier to private markets – survey

Other obstacles include lack of in-house expertise, difficulty finding good managers and challenges executing co-investments, according to bfinance.

Reputational risk in the #MeToo era

With the rise of the anti-sexual-harassment movement, industry stakeholders need to think differently as they mitigate reputational risk.

LGT: US ‘a concern’ as ESG progress slows

An unwillingness to improve ESG standards over a number of years could impact LGT’s desire to re-up with some existing GPs.

PE lags other asset classes in sustainable opportunities

Just 36% of asset owners have identified quality sustainable investing opportunities in private equity, trailing public equities and real assets, according to Morgan Stanley.

Food and ag chief leaves TPG’s The Rise Fund

Joy Basu’s exit from her role with the $2bn vehicle leaves it without a lead executive for agriculture, one of the seven sectors it targets.

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