Women are no longer confined to support roles in the industry. But they are still to find an equal footing with men.
Fund managers cannot keep up with bespoke LP data demands and industry standardisation initiatives. Both LPs and GPs need to be ready to listen and compromise.
A survey of 100 GPs found that EMEA managers think they the front runners in portfolio-level diversity.
ImpactA Global was established last year to make SDG-aligned investments into emerging markets infrastructure.
All portfolio companies will need to establish an ESG policy, an ESG committee and have a woman on the board during Permira’s ownership.
The ESG data tug-of-war between LPs and GPs is not yet resolved, despite the numerous frameworks and initiatives to standardise ESG data collection in private equity.
Village Capital-led research finds that more 'comprehensive and data-driven' decision-making materially reduces the gender fundraising gap.
Blackstone's Devin Glenn and Investcorp's Jordana Semaan discuss the challenges they’ve faced in navigating an industry where women, and especially women of colour, are still scarce among the highest decision-makers.
Managers warn that their ESG policies mean investors 'may decide to withdraw previously committed capital'.
The US trails the EU on adoption of ESG investment principles, with a consensus that more incentives are needed for momentum.