GP leader insights: moving the needle on diversity, equity and inclusion
According to a 2022 industry report, 26% of private equity roles in Asia Pacific were held by women, compared to 23% in America and 21% in Europe, with 40% representation at the VP level- yet numbers dropped off to 10% at the principal level. It is clear, therefore, that whilst the conversation surrounding DEI and gender parity in the region has shown promise in the past few years, in practice, progress has been slow, especially at the top. What obstacles to diversity remain, and what needs to be done by all facets of the industry - from the investment committee level to institutional investors? Our panel of regional and global GP leaders will share updates on their individual firm’s progress, views on the industry and provide actionable insights.
- How has the conversation of diversity and inclusion moved along in the past year in APAC, and is it becoming more of a priority amongst investment committees?
- Have GPs been facing increased pressure from global and regional LPs to diversify their teams, and has there been an increased emphasis on diversity metrics/data?
- What strategies have GPs put in place to look at diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond gender, in areas such as ethnicity, cultural background, education, and unique skillsets?
- What are senior private equity leaders doing in Asia to ensure that they are making meaningful and concrete improvements towards DEI in their respective firms?
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