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Carlotta Saporito, JP Morgan Private Bank
Carlotta Saporito, head of impact at JPMorgan Private Bank, reflects on how the impact market has fared over last 12 months and what forces are now driving it forward.
For investors, co-living represents an opportunity to tackle two of the UK’s biggest challenges – the housing crisis and climate change – in a way that also delivers sustainable, long-term returns, writes Bridges Property Funds director Celia Harrison.
Lewis McDonald, Herbert Smith Freehills
We have seen 'false dawns' for hydrogen before, but this time pragmatism and necessity are driving renewed optimism, writes Lewis McDonald of Hebert Smith Freehills.
Ben Morley (left) and Vinay Shandal (right), Boston Consulting Group
The ESG Data Convergence Initiative has now gathered 62,000 data points in a standardised format. Vinay Shandal and Ben Morley, partners at Boston Consulting Group, describe three takeaways from their conversations with private equity GPs about the results.
Clare Murray, Blume Equity
Europe has the entrepreneurs and the private capital; now it needs more favourable public policy, writes Clare Murray of Blume Equity.
Lisa Bacon, Meketa Investment Group
As operators of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets move to electric vehicles, where should private markets investors focus their attention? Meketa's Lisa Bacon identifies key areas of investment.
Denise Odaro, PAI Partners
Better availability of information and mandatory due diligence requirements will focus minds on human rights and supply chain risk this year, says PAI Partners' Esohe Denise Odaro.
While Alcentra does not have the same rights as equity investors, the credit manager still finds ways to encourage portfolio companies to improve their ESG disclosures, according to head of ESG Vai Patel.
The firm worked with 49 portfolio companies on carbon reduction pathways in 2023, says ESG lead Bahare Haghshenas.
Schroders Capital, which runs strategies in multiple asset classes, developed its global norms framework in 2023 to identify companies with poor human rights records, says head of sustainability and impact Maria Teresa Zappia.
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