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Climate Safe Lending: Ensuring Planetary Stability

Banks as Unlikely Allies
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by David Barmes and Marya Skotte, Climate Safe Lending Network 

Limited Partner Buy-In Is Key for Making Diversity a Priority

LPs inhabit a unique position to encourage VCs to invest in more diverse-founded companies.
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The past year has seen only a modest increase in VCs’ perception that investing in companies with women and/or multicultural entrepreneurs is a priority to their LPs, from 55% in 2019 to 59% in 2020. To change investing behavior, LPs must fully and openly embrace the importance and financial benefits of investing in more women- and multicultural-founded companies. Equally important, LPs who feel strongly about making diversity a priority should convey that expectation to their VCs and consider setting concrete targets for investing in women- and multicultural-founded companies.

Shifting Attitudes and the Impact of Racial Injustice Conversations

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This year, more VC firms assigned greater value to the investment opportunity that multicultural-founded companies present, and say that they are more likely to invest in multicultural- and women-founded companies in the coming year.

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This year, more VC firms assigned greater value to the investment opportunity that multicultural-founded companies present, and say that they are more likely to invest in multicultural- and women-founded companies in the coming year.

How Institutional Investors are Shifting Assets into ESG Investing

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The US SIF Foundation's Trends Report conducted research on 530 institutional asset owners with $6.2 trillion in ESG assets, equivalent to 51 percent of the $12.01 trillion that money managers identified as institutional assets. Because money managers do not disclose information about their institutional clients, the data received from our direct research of institutional investors shows how and why they incorporate ESG criteria into their investment analysis and portfolio selection.

Women-Led VC Funds Look for Investment Profits - The Minute

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The venture capital business is the most macho sector of the majorly male Silicon Valley business culture. Female partners make up just six percent of U.S. VC fund partners, according to a Babson College study. Of the 92 most successful VC firms surveyed by Fortune magazine, women made up 4.2 percent of the total partners. Seventy-seven percent of VC funds have never had a female partner, according to Harvard Business School. This gender inequality is about to change.

The Current State of Machine Intelligence

Transforming Existing Industries and Creating Entirely New Ones
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Many technology companies are now focused on a new kind of method for making sense of data: artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and others. This machine intelligence world has recently exploded and is transforming existing industries and also likely creating entirely new ones.

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