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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is Asia Editor for Private Equity International in Hong Kong. He previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office, where he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year - Alternatives 2018 and 2019. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University and can be found tweeting at @alynnpei.
A $34bn Malaysian pension lays out its approach to ESG due diligence.
Nupur Garg WinPE IFC
WinPE has gathered an impressive group of founding members, including Blackstone, Advent International, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDC Group.
Bo Bai AGF Asia Green Fund
Bo Bai founded impact firm Asia Green Fund in 2016 following a seven-year spell as a Hong Kong-based partner and managing director at Warburg Pincus.
Robert Antablin and Ken Mehlman
The firm raised $1.3bn for its 2018-vintage KKR Global Impact Fund, of which $300m was committed by New York State Common Retirement Fund.
Impact investing
BlackRock joins the likes of TPG, Bain Capital, KKR, Blackstone, Apollo, Morgan Stanley and Hamilton Lane in creating a dedicated impact vehicle.
Japanese LPs will continue to favour corporate engagement over exclusionary screening of controversial sectors, according to Satoshi Ikeda, chief sustainable finance officer at the country's financial watchdog.
Speaking in a teaser for PEI’s inaugural Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo, Sayaka Takatsuka, senior director at impact firm Shinsei, said domestic LPs were still getting to grips with the strategy.
Yasuyuki Tomita, who was promoted from DBJ Asset Management last year, will oversee the development of a growth equity platform targeting domestic SMEs.
Significant exposure to family office capital has prompted fundraising platforms to seek out impact opportunities.

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