(Politico) A number of companies in Patrick’s “impact investing” portfolio have been hit by lawsuits.
(Built In) It comes down to big-picture thinking and actionable next steps. Diversity, equity and inclusion is a problem that the tech industry seems to talk a lot about, but hasn’t yet figured out how to fix. In an effort to bridge that gap, a group of powerful stakeholders in the Chicago tech ecosystem are…
(Financial Times) When private equity firm Abraaj faced allegations of mismanaging its $1bn healthcare fund last year, executives recognised that a neutral external company with a trusted reputation would be needed to investigate.
(Financial Times) Almost a third of the signatories placed on a watchlist by an influential UN-backed responsible investment initiative are at risk of being booted out of the body.
(Pitchbook) The entity, based in Washington, DC, is being dubbed an extension of The Rise Fund, the $2 billion impact vehicle TPG founded alongside Bono in late 2017. Maryanne Hancock, a former executive at McKinsey, will lead the new initiative.
(Vox) His Decency Pledge is just a first step to improving online interactions. On this bonus episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Kara interviewed Reid Hoffman onstage for the Never Is Now event in San Francisco. The two discussed, among other things, how social media biggies like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit could improve…
(HBS) A brief look at why the first wave of clean-tech VCs failed–and how they might do better in the future.