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Institutional Investors Will Be Key to the U.S. Infrastructure Plan

23 August 2021 - By Matthew Leatherman The U.S. House of Representatives is heading toward a vote on a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, including numerous program reauthorizations and $550 billion in new spending. From across the northern border, the reaction from John...

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Podcast

Going Long Podcast: Robert F. Smith, Vista Equity Partners

14 September 2021 - Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of investment firm Vista Equity Partners. Learn more on this episode of the Going Long Podcast podcast.

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Multi-stakeholder Capitalism in Practice: Building a Long-term, Sustainable Economy

21 September 2021 - While many organizations recognize the importance of considering constituencies such as workers, suppliers, customers, society and the environment in business and investment decision-making, implementation of new practices and behaviors has been inconsistent, and their effectiveness has been hard to measure.

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In the News

Winner of major Baillie Gifford prize named after Scottish economist Adam Smith’s final Edinburgh home revealed

16 August 2021 - A major prize funded by Edinburgh-based investment firm Baillie Gifford aimed at finding the next Tesla, Amazon or pharmaceutical star has been awarded to US-based researchers.

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Governance | Report

The Missing Element of Private Equity: Creating Long-term Value Through Portfolio Company Board Diversity

19 July 2021 - Despite the evidence of the benefits of increased leadership diversity, progress at private companies has been slow.

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