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Can private equity firms seize a leadership role in the rising movement toward stakeholder capitalism?

Can private equity firms seize a leadership role in the rising movement toward stakeholder capitalism?

By Kyle Burrell, US FSO Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP – Over the years, private equity fund managers have bolstered their firms’ reputations as the asset class of choice for investors, building strong value for their portfolio companies and fuelling job growth across a wide swath of industries.

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MEIF and NPIF invest GBP50m in firms focused on net-zero

MEIF and NPIF invest GBP50m in firms focused on net-zero

The British Business Bank’s regional funds — the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) — have enabled more than GBP50 million of investment, including from the private sector, into small businesses in the Midlands and North of England to reduce their carbon footprint and support developing innovative solutions to tackling the climate emergency and reaching net zero.

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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.