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PG Impact Investments, the impact firm incubated by private markets giant Partners Group, has launched a fund that will seek ‘market-rate returns’ from climate-related investments.
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The US Impact Investing Alliance launches a proposal calling on the Biden-Harris administration to create a more inclusive economy.
The European firm looks set to join its large buyout peers in establishing a fund line that will seek both financial returns and a positive societal or environmental impact.
Mid-market investor EV Private Equity is tying compensation for Fund VI to the achievement of impact objectives.
An annual survey by Aberdeen Standard Investments of its private equity managers reports a backslide in US firms’ ratings.
Investors have focused more on ESG over the past year, will prioritise social issues as a result of the pandemic and use a wide range of frameworks to establish their goals and measure their performance in sustainable investing.
KKR’s industrials team routinely gives equity to a portfolio company’s entire workforce. Is this the future of private equity investment?
There is not yet consensus about what constitutes a true impact strategy; debate about definitions could get in the way of much needed progress.
The technology and expertise exist to communicate non-financial KPIs to LPs with regularity, but don’t expect it to happen any time soon.
The investments will be sourced through the $283bn pension's private equity co-investment programme if approved as early as March.

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