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How private equity is part of the solution

KPMG considers how impact investment strategies create commercial opportunities for positive social and environmental outcomes

Tania Carnegie

Tania Carnegie

Global Lead, Private Equity and Asset Management, KPMG IMPACT, KPMG Canada

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“The pandemic has intensified the focus on solving the problems facing society, providing an opportunity for bold new thinking."
-Tania Carnegie


“The pandemic has intensified the focus on solving the problems facing society, providing an opportunity for bold new thinking."
-Tania Carnegie

Impact Investments and COVID-19

COVID-19 is having significant impact on a wide range of economic and societal challenges, including private equity investments, and Tania Carnegie, KPMG Managing Director for BES discusses how impact investments creates positive outcomes and can be part of the solution.

In the November keynote article from Private Equity International, Carnegie answered ten important questions that are shaping the current and future conversations around the impact investments movement, including how the movement will evolve and the potential obstacles.

Carnegie believes that with industries turned upside down there’s a need for bold new thinking to match the challenges facing our society.

“The result has been an increased imperative for commercial opportunities to address these problems at scale, with corresponding interests from investors to support them. This has been a positive
by-product of what has undoubtedly been an awful situation.”


Working with Purpose

Working with purpose is on the forefront of private equity as well as the hearts and minds of global leaders. In the recent KPMG 2020 CEO Outlook COVID-19 Special Edition report CEOs believe that purpose is more powerful and relevant than ever. Seventy-nine percent of CEOs state that they have a stronger emotional connection to their company’s purpose than they did before the pandemic began and 77 percent say that their purpose has helped them understand what they need to do to meet the needs of stakeholders.

As the sense of working with purpose grows within corporations it will create a fertile pipeline for private equity firms across the spectrum – creating opportunities to invest in new technologies and innovations that influence and evolve industries and daily life. For the PE industry the opportunities are abundant – leading the recovery and showcasing the benefits that impact investing brings to society.