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Bhavika Vyas, Chandra Gopinathan, Julia Jaskolska
Six limited partners in private markets funds describe their sustainability 'bugbears': what GPs can say or do that dissuades them from committing capital.
Building energy efficiency scale on blue background
The fact that most investors lack confidence in their net-zero plans should be read as a lack of data, not a lack of hope.
After two years, PRI signatories will again report on their responsible investment practices and receive scores of up to five stars. The new questionnaire is ‘more aligned’ to the TCFD and other bodies, but still focuses on practices and policies over outputs.
Eight of the world’s 10 biggest private equity firms are now signatories to the PRI, which is due to resume its reporting process this year.
Jim Roth, Zamo Capital
Veteran impact investor Jim Roth identifies the three themes he believe will dominate the year ahead.
A carbon credit with inherently questionable value is no good for the climate or the sector but it’s also no good to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Many LPs are focusing on re-ups with existing relationships due to the current economic landscape. LPs with dedicated programmes may serve as a valuable lifeline for emerging and diverse-owned managers.
Bay Bridge Ventures has recruited three climate technology ‘strategic advisers’: Baruch Future Ventures’ Tom Baruch, Material Impact’s Carmichael Roberts and Google’s Prem Ramaswami.
Sandra Hatugari, Follett Parker
The firm, called Follett Parker, aims 'to advise businesses to hire through a considered lens, outside of the conventional modus operandi of recruitment,' the founder says.
Marion Redel Delabarre, AXA IM Alts
AXA IM Alts is one of a growing number of firms turning to private wealth to raise capital, says Marion Redel-Delabarre.

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