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John Young, Debevoise
John Young, international counsel at law firm Debevoise, explores the challenges around defining impact investment in the context of the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation.
Edward Dixon, Aviva Investors
The scale of the task means it is no surprise that investors are uncertain about meeting their targets, writes Aviva Investors' Ed Dixon. That shouldn't stop them taking immediate action.
Jim Roth, Zamo Capital
Veteran impact investor Jim Roth identifies the three themes he believe will dominate the year ahead.
Natasha Buckley, HarbourVest
Private equity investors made progress on ESG data gathering and reporting in 2022. Regulation will be a significant talking point in 2023, says HarvourVests ESG leader Natasha Buckley.
Sandrine Lalmant, John Laing
The infrastucture firm has a number of climate initiatives on its plate for the year ahead, says head of sustainability Sandrine Lalmant.
A gender-lens approach can boost business performance and enhance women’s economic empowerment in Africa, says Anne-Marie Lévesque of development finance institution FinDev Canada.
Technology can give the private markets industry the leg up it needs to compete with listed equity markets in ESG data collection and accurate benchmarking, writes Hamilton Lane's Paul Yett.
Measures in the US to incentivise investment in the energy transition will benefit the clean tech industry, the US economy and the average American, writes Joe Blair of Bay Bridge Ventures.
The scarcity of quality greenhouse gas emissions data means a lot of investors are 'flying blind', writes Rhyadd Keaney-Watkins, head of ESG for Arjun Infrastructure Partners. Change, however, is coming.
Clare Murray, Blume Equity
Tough questions about ESG should be welcomed; the answers should be evident in the data, write Clare Murray of Blume Equity and ESG specialist Drake Hicks.

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