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WATCH: ‘It’s not nice being the single, token female’ on a board

QIC Global Infrastructure co-founder Matina Papathanasiou argues diversity goes beyond gender, but meaningful representation in line roles is key.

Diversity matters

The fact workplace diversity played a role in Chicago Teachers’ recent $50m infrastructure allocation underlines how important the issue is becoming to LPs.

Diversity a factor in Chicago Teachers’ decision to pass on Blackstone, Brookfield

But CIO Angela Miller-May stressed it wasn’t the clincher in its recent decision to allocate $50m with IFM Investors and Ullico Investment Advisors.

Responsible investment: Seven key trends

The issues driving the ESG agenda at private equity firms.

‘Why would you exclude half the pool of candidates by excluding women?’

Global Infrastructure co-founder Matina Papathanasiou talks about the manager’s audacious first fund, its forward-looking approach and why infrastructure is losing out by not employing more women.

Hack attack

No cybersecurity programme can be totally foolproof, but there are key ways to reinforce any effort and mitigate the biggest cyber-risks, writes Rob Kotecki, from sister publication Private Funds Management

NY Summit: Tide rising for water investment?

The sector may see a surge of infra investment, even if it stretches the definition of the asset class.

NY Green Bank issues RFP for $1bn fundraising

The clean lender is looking for an advisor and placement agent as it gears up to raise and manage third-party capital.

NewWorld Capital and Credit Suisse fund back water tech company

Pair invest $26m in Aquam Corporation, which repairs water infrastructure systems and is developing technology to spot pipe leaks.

ESG: Too risky to neglect

Leisel Moorhead, a partner in the global infrastructure team at QIC, explains how ESG considerations were front and centre throughout the firm’s Port of Melbourne acquisition

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