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Private equity is booming. According to McKinsey, assets under management in private markets hit yet another all-time high in 2018, at $5.8trn – and Private Equity International just reported that 2019 private equity fundraising shattered post-crisis records. The deal flow is also growing, with the value of private equity deals reaching a high in 2018 at $1.4trn. As institutional investors look to private markets for yield, they also have a strong opportunity to invest in companies that benefit all stakeholders – and contribute to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Yet debates about negative impacts of private equity investment have also heated up. Senator E…