AVCJ Diversity & Inclusion Forum

14 Nov

The role of LPs in building an inclusive private markets ecosystem

On a global level, LPs have taken steps to increase pressure on their GPs to take DEI seriously by asking tougher questions, encouraging the adoption of diversity initiatives, and placing more emphasis on capital allocations towards DEI. However, the bulk of the discussion and changes come from overseas LPs, whilst regional LPs are more focused towards ESG as a whole but neglect the “S” aspect of the equation. As a major influence of GP behavior in the industry, there is more that needs to be done. Our panel of global and regional LPs will discuss and debate best practices to enhance DEI in Asia and beyond.

  • How can LPs push for more diverse investment partners and executive teams within portfolio companies?
  • What needs to be done for regional LPs to take DEI as seriously as their global peers? 
  • Have LP conversations seen a gradual shift to encompass diversity beyond gender equality? 
  • Walking the walk - what have LPs been doing internally within their organisations to promote DEI?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Frankie Fang Founding Managing Partner STARQUEST CAPITAL Bio
    Laurien FIeld Global Gender Lead, Disruptive Technologies and Funds IFC Bio
    Kerrine Koh Head of Southeast Asia HAMILTON LANE Bio
    Lily Jin Founder HerValue Bio
    Prachi Maheshwari Deputy Director - Impact Investing INVESTING IN WOMEN Bio