MANAGER INSIGHTS

Inside the unicorn factory

Inside the unicorn factory

An in-depth look at how Cambridge Innovation Capital is leveraging its position within the University of Cambridge’s ecosystem to seek out disruptive innovators in technology and life science.

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Maximising ESG impact in private equity: Part Three – The keys to future success

Maximising ESG impact in private equity: Part Three – The keys to future success

By Sam Gilbert-Ward, business analyst, Pollen Street Capital – Looking to the future, post-Covid, the success of ESG impact investing can be secured by championing three key pillars. First, building ESG into the culture of organisations, supporting initiatives with the resource it deserves. Second, establishing best practice. And third, going beyond reporting, focusing on the actual impact and celebrating successes.

New Normal Q&A

"We can’t ignore deficit spending forever" – Q&A with Investcorp's Dave Tayeh

"We can’t ignore deficit spending forever" – Q&A with Investcorp's Dave Tayeh

In the latest addition to PEWire's 'New Normal' Q&A series Dave Tayeh (pictured), head of private equity, North America, at Investcorp shares his views on the current deal environment, the role of the private equity industry in the recovery as well as its timeline, how the low interest rates are affecting company valuations at the moment, and how the large amounts of dry powder might be deployed in years to come.   

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Maximising ESG impact in private equity: Part Two – What needs to change within the framework? 

Maximising ESG impact in private equity: Part Two – What needs to change within the framework? 

By Sam Gilbert-Ward, Business Analyst, Pollen Street Capital – With governments, businesses and people looking towards the ‘new normal’ post Covid-19 we begin to see the areas where the pandemic has been a catalyst for change. Across the globe businesses are galvanised to consider what ESG really means for them. The refocusing of priorities has given many the opportunity to re-assess their ESG framework and ensure that the strategy put in place creates real impact.