Asset Study/Review
West Coast University To Convene Committee To Explore Fossil Fuel Divestment

A university on the West Coast approved convening a committee to investigate a proposal to divest its endowment of fossil fuels and reinvest in more environmentally sustainable assets at its board meeting earlier this month.

Industry News
Early Mover Models Set Path For Foundations New To Impact Space: Report

Foundations considering moving all or some of their investment portfolios into impact investments can learn important lessons from the groundwork that early movers in the space laid as pioneers, according to a recent report.

Emerging/Diverse Managers
Western University Eyes $2 Billion To Diverse Firms In Emerging Manager Initiative

A university on the West Coast will invest at least $2 billion with diverse investment firms in the public and private markets over the next four years.

COVID-19 Driving Value Revival - Cyclical Shift Investors Have Been Waiting For Or Short-Term Noise

Allocators and managers that have been patiently waiting for a resurgence to their value equity portfolios are finally seeing the payoff as more cyclical areas of the market have rebounded during the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and continual low interest rates.

Healthcare Investors See Opportunity In Tech-Focused Venture Funds, DEI Initiatives: Webinar

As healthcare industry assets continue to grow, investment professionals have reaped the benefits of private equity opportunities and will focus on venture capital, technology-related assets and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to fuel further growth, according to a recent webinar.

ESG Investing Launches Anti-Greenwashing Accreditation Service

Multi-media platform ESG Investing has launched Greenlight, an accreditation service for ESG funds and products, according to an announcement.

Emerging/Diverse Managers
CEO Bringing Diverse Approach In First Year On The Job

The executive is diversifying the New York-based company’s investment process.

Investment Manager Member Associations Find Growth Amid Year Of Pandemic And Social Injustice

In a year afflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic and acts of racial injustice against minority groups, institutional investment management member associations experienced growth within their organizations.

Diversity & Inclusion Efforts Favor Managers In Consultant-Led Searches: Study

Report finds positive correlation between managers’ perceived commitment to D&I and performance.

Industry News
ILPA Releases Report Series On DEI Efforts In Private Equity; First Report Focuses On Metrics And Data

The Institutional Limited Partners Association has released its first report from its Diversity in Action – Sharing Our Progress series focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in private equity.