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Blackstone’s impact success hinges on its secondaries relationships

The private equity giant's push into impact investing relies on the GP relationships and fund commitments its Strategic Partners unit has built.

Impact investing: Considerations from an LP perspective

The opportunities for deploying capital to address the world’s largest ESG challenges are as numerous as the questions facing investors, writes Hamilton Lane’s head of product management Jackie Rantanen.

DOWNLOAD: Crucial questions for impact investors

Examine five key issues for impact investors, ranging from whether there is a sufficient opportunity set to what returns LPs might expect to receive.

KKR, TPG, Partners Group, first adopters of IFC’s impact principles

The Operating Principles for Impact Management, published by the IFC, set a clear common market standard for what constitutes an impact investment and addresses concerns about 'impact-washing'.

Rise Fund hires two as it pushes forward with fundraise

Walter Robb joins as senior advisor and Taryn Goodman as sector lead for food and agriculture.

Impact investments assets break half-a-trillion mark – GIIN report

More than 1,300 investors are managing $502bn in assets slated for positive change, according to the Global Impact Investing Network.
Dave Chen, Urs Baumann, Melissa Drew

PG Impact: how LPs differ on return expectations

European LPs are more tolerant of lower debt-like returns from impact funds, co-founder Urs Baumann told delegates at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Forum in Hong Kong on 27 March.

McGlashan’s indictment could slow Rise II fundraising

TPG’s response has been swift, but limited partners may choose to take their time over commitments to the second Rise Fund.

Has Bill McGlashan poisoned the impact well?

Don’t be surprised if TPG goes on to successfully raise the second Rise Fund; the actions of its erstwhile boss, however, may make it harder for other impact investors.
William McGlashan, TPG

McGlashan allegations: what they mean for impact investing

The leader of TPG’s The Rise Fund, the most prominent impact investor in the industry, has been charged over his alleged role in a college admissions bribery and money laundering scam. The fallout could be significant.

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