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IMPACT 20

Impact 20 revisited: Trill, Brookfield and Lightrock among the new wave

Six new firms have entered our list of the 20 largest private markets impact managers, as we provide an interim update to our research amid the fast-moving impact fundraising market.

In brief: ESG higher on lenders’ agenda, but data issues persist

'The integration of ESG factors into leveraged finance investing is continuing at pace, evolving to be much closer to that of public equity markets,' said ELFA chief executive officer Sabrina Fox.

In brief: A report on how LPs can engage with GPs on impact

A 14-page report from GIIN draws on an impressive roster of interviewee organisations.

A VC allocation is now a ‘moral obligation’ for UK pensions, says Lord Wei

'Risk averse' UK pensions must be able to invest in climate technology solutions to benefit their policyholders and the planet, says Big Society Capital founder peer Lord Wei.

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DEEP DIVE

Why LPs are investing in food for impact

A sector 'on the brink of transition' presents investors with a whole menu of impact possibilities.

Purpose, profit, status: Why private markets firms turn to B-corps

B-corp certification has long been a useful signal of sustainability credentials for consumer-facing businesses; some private markets firms are getting on board.

Impact performance data: comparing apples with oranges

Why Cambridge Associates has consigned its impact investing benchmark to history and what this says about investing in impact.

Linking carried interest to impact: The ‘who?’ and the ‘why?’

Pioneering fund managers are making the ultimate GP prize – carried interest – contingent on impact or ESG metrics. In part one of this deep dive, we ask who is doing it and what their motivations are.

Linking carried interest to impact: The ‘how?’ and ‘what next?’

Momentum is gathering behind the movement to link carried interest to impact or ESG targets. In the second part of this deep dive, we discover that it is easier said than done.

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