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Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Most private fund CFOs globally say gender diversity is crucial or important to assessing potential investments, according to an Intertrust Group survey.
Investors typically take board seats in companies they fund. Still, as the lack of diversity within boards of directors becomes highlighted, it is up to venture capital to lead the way and be more diverse themselves.
Those that sign on to the organization's Diversity in Action initiative track annual improvement in DE&I, board diversity and target setting.
New template tracks GPs' progress on diversity over time.
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How private market participants are transitioning toward a more sustainable, inclusive status quo.
As Pride Month comes to an end, we speak to Blackstone, KKR, Partners Group and Out Investors about how the private equity industry can better support LGBT+ professionals and promote more inclusivity.
A radical overhaul of recruitment processes is needed, say co-CEOs at True Platform, Brad Stadler and Joe Riggione.
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More than half of UK and continental investment teams were all-white last year and 12% featured no women, according to analysis by the two organizations.
The firm says the sub line, which is tied to board diversity in its portfolio companies, is the largest ever ESG-linked line in the US. And it anticipates doing more, say two executives involved in the transaction.
Firms foresee permanent change to their operating models as a result of the pandemic, and their focus has shifted from employee productivity to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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