Alice Chapple (United Kingdom)
Director, Sustainable Financial Markets - Forum for the Future
Sustainable Private Equity
Private equity has earned itself a reputation as an investment model that squeezes businesses dry and makes returns through high leveraging. As with all caricatures, this has some truth. But the change in the financial landscape, particularly the shortage of debt, has changed the game. Increasingly, returns to private equity investors have to come from real growth in the core business. This presentation looks at how some private equity firms are beginning to embed the idea of long-term sustainable growth into their management of investments.