In this episode we will be exploring the role of private markets in impact investing, and social responsible investing. There continues to be growing demand by investors for impact options. There is an overwhelming stack data and research that shows real interest, impact performance and financial returns. While at the same time, managers, advisors and institutions are trying to deploy new products and services to respond to the emerging interest. We will explore today, why it’s critical for private equity firms to take action on delivering impact investment options.
Private capital markets have been largely under the radar (regarding ESG) because they are private. From an ESG perspective this is a very interesting because they represent $5T. Now that the business case for ESG has become more clear, private investors now want to engage in ESG, not because they are being forced.Majid Mirza CEO of ESG Tree