As part of its newly-released 2020 ESG Report, HarbourVest showed that D&I is top of mind within ESG both internally and with its GPs.
May 18, 2021
Responsible investing is one of the biggest trends in the last decade and the private equity industry has not been exempt from the trend toward sustainability and away from a sole focus on profits and returns.
Apr 27, 2021
These statements are increasingly common and increasingly aspirational as they become central to conversations with limited partners.
Apr 27, 2021
Pantheon began providing ESG reporting to clients in 2012 and undertaking its own ESG analysis of fund managers three years later. Its most recent risk-assessment of fund managers covers six key questions.
Apr 14, 2021
“The types of managers that we back, if I need a fiduciary duty clause to back them, I have a problem in the first place. If you have a portfolio with great partners that have strong track records, the vast majority of them do the right thing."
Mar 31, 2021
For venture capital firms focused on ESG and impact looking to raise a new fund, there’s an old but rarely utilized avenue to get fresh financing through the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which has been regaining popularity since the beginning of Covid.
Mar 24, 2021
It's still not quite standardized, but I believe that a lot of general partners are practically taking measures to address, not only the diversity of their own teams, but how they're driving diverse outcomes within their portfolio companies and investments.
Mar 16, 2021
Many US public pension plans have created specific allocations within private markets to promote diversity and inclusion in their investment portfolios. Often called emerging managers programs, they can be fully outsourced to a consultant or run in-house.
Mar 3, 2021