Impact Approaches in Private Equity and Venture Capital: Critical Developments in the US and Beyond
GAIL regional event, hosted by GAIL North America
GAIL members and partners explore critical developments in impact & ESG in the PE and VC ecosystem
The growth of the impact investing market has attracted interest from some of the world’s largest private equity investors. In a developing market with an increased focus on ESG, private equity investors and VC general partners have a critical role to play in scaling impact business models and have the opportunity to help establish positive culture and behaviours at an early stage.
However, impact and ESG practices in the private equity and venture ecosystems have only recently started to develop. While heightened investor expectations and regulatory developments are starting to drive the creation and adoption of impact and ESG frameworks appropriate for private companies, there remains a lack of legal frameworks and formal standardisation across the industry and practices vary greatly between jurisdictions. In this context, impact lawyers have a crucial role to play in building robust frameworks and advising clients to think beyond baseline risk-mitigation, to develop genuinely impact driven approaches and best practices.
This panel will highlight the critical developments in impact & ESG in the PE and VC ecosystem. While focussing on trends and developments in the United States, it will also explore legal developments in different jurisdictions, with a view to drawing learnings from global approaches and discuss best practices.
This event is in English.