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Giant investors coalesce around ESG reporting frameworks

Four of the world’s largest private markets investors tell us how ESG reporting is maturing across the industry.

Download: 95 LPs and their commitments to impact funds

Available to susbscribers only: an Excel spreadsheet containing details of LP commitments to funds managed by members of our Impact 20 ranking.

Diverse-owned start-ups fight climate change with ‘bootstrap innovation’

The venture community’s use of ‘pattern matching’ past successes to find the next big opportunity has excluded many female- and diverse-owned start-ups from raising capital.

Impact 20: Ranking the largest private markets impact managers

Our inaugural list of the world's largest impact managers in private markets contains specialists from private equity, private debt, private infrastructure and real estate. It promises to be controversial.

Who makes the rules for ESG disclosure?

We asked 10 private markets managers whether and how they are using various ESG reporting frameworks. The answers? It’s complicated.

Impact-linked carry is good news – if you can pull it off

A trickle of fund managers choosing to link carried interest to their impact and ESG targets is good news for private markets, showing the industry is serious about its sustainability goals.

Who’s afraid of greenwashing?

S&P Global Ratings claims the fear may be greater than the reality, but there are plenty of examples out there to make investors feel uneasy.

A case in Minnesota highlights the precarious nature of ESG risk

GPs can be at the mercy of even the weakest connections to adherence to ESG standards – real or perceived.

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