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BWAM calls on industry to dismantle racial inequities

BWAM's open letter to investment firms calls on them to commit to action, activism, and accountability to dismantle the racial inequities plaguing society

UN launches SDG impact standards for PE

The standards are voluntary and freely available for use as best practice standards and a self-assessment tool

Human traffic

We caught up with PER about the latest hiring trends and return to office activity across the UK and Germany

Private equity’s return to work

Taylor Wessing partners Emma Danks and Helen Farr outline the key litigation risks of returning to the office

Comment: Culture drives results

Riverside COO Dörte Höppner believes culture is intrinsic to performance, and now is the time to talk about it

Comment: Cross-border marketing of funds

Richard Small, partner of Addleshaw Goddard, deciphers increasing complexities around crossborder marketing rules

Profile: Debojit Mukherjee, Agilitas Private Equity

The chief operating officer discusses what attracted him to his role, how the firm measures and tracks ESG and why their Sustainable Value Creation report is so important

ESG: From checkbox to value creation

Private equity firms have been dutifully integrating ESG reporting, but few use it as a genuine driver of value

LISTEN: MUFG’s Mike Dickey on ESG reporting

Alice Murray talks to Mike Dickey, head of product at MUFG Investor Services, about the data flow of ESG information between GP and LP

Comment: Compliance and ESG - Overhead or value-driver?

The crisis will likely bring about more stringent financial and environmental regulations; cutting compliance and ESG resources could bear greater costs, warns Robin Lööf and Edoardo Troina at Debevoise & Plimpton

Comment: ESG regulation is coming

Jan Gruter of Addleshaw Goddard deciphers what new regulatory frameworks could mean for private equity

Comment: PE & ESG… It’s time to look at your technology providers

George Ralph, managing director of RFA believes service providers are next in line for communicating their ESG credentials

The Impact Investing Operating Principles: the power of independence

Audits and regulatory practices are vital for tracking cash, but where are the equivalents for environmental and social impacts?

EQT secures largest ESG-linked sub line

EQT's Therése Lennehag: "With this ESG-linked financing facility, we actively contribute to increasing the availability of high-quality ESG data, critical for the financial markets to be able to build a resilient and regenerative economy"

PRI, “A shield against COVID-19: embedding human rights in investment”

The PRI's Bettina Reinboth and Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen believe private capital has crucial role to play in safeguarding human rights

To B or not to B?

Is the B-Corp certification the answer to standardising ESG reporting?

Ocorian acquires Allegro

The deal furthers Ocorian’s fund admin offering across all investment structures and specialisms including green energy, listed and private funds

Levelling the playing field

Highlights of recent developments by various bodies to regulate and standardise ESG

Take the risk

The cultural shift towards robust risk management is finding its way to private equity, and with it, the potential to unravel entrenched structures.

The Profile: Therése Lennehag, EQT

Therése Lennehag explores current ESG trends, technological advances, her role within EQT, the nuances of characteristics of those working on ESG initiatives and her outlook on how these roles will develop

Profile: Lincoln Jopp, Disruptive Capital

From soldier to partner, Jopp isn't a typical private equity practitioner

5 minutes with… The Private Equity Stakeholder Project

New project aims to connect workers with private equity firms

Retail is PE’s major ESG trouble hotspot

Consumer-facing companies key source of reputational risk due to poor supply chains

Using numbers to win hearts and minds

Citizens reject PE’s value creation credentials. Could data help GPs tell their story?