We invest in sustainable companies which are likely to be sufficiently established that they could be publicly listed. However, their management teams would prefer to be supported by private investors with a long-term perspective that aligns with their ambitions.
Once we have identified companies that could be suitable candidates for our Long-term Equity strategy, we apply Generation’s investment methodology to deepen our conviction on whether they are high-quality companies that we believe will thrive in the long term. We seek to invest in sustainable businesses providing products or services consistent with a net zero, prosperous, equitable, healthy and safe society.
The search for quality is at the core of our investment analysis and diligence. We integrate fundamental analysis and sustainability factors to assess the quality of a business and its management team. We believe this helps us to have a differentiated discussion on how we can support their ambitions and long-term, sustainable value creation in the companies they lead.
Our team has extensive private equity and growth investing experience. We share a commitment to demonstrating the benefits of long-term, sustainable private investment for companies and investors.
John Bernstein joined Generation Investment Management in 2018. He chairs the Long-term Equity strategy and is a member of the Growth Equity Investment Committee.
John has 25 years of growth and private equity experience. Previously, John was head of EMEA for General Atlantic, where he was a member of the global investment and executive committees. He also headed telecoms and technology investing for Advent International.
John serves on the boards of FNZ, Octopus Energy, Howden Insurance Group, the main board of The Nature Conservancy, and the NamibRand and ProNamib nature reserves in Namibia.
Madeleine Evans joined Generation Investment Management in 2022 as a member of the Growth Equity and Long-term Equity strategies. Previously, Madeleine was Head of Responsible Investment and ESG Advisory at Wallbrook following a career in private equity and mission-driven businesses.
Madeleine received dual bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research on impact investing received the UN Principles on Responsible Investment-Le Monde prize for responsible investment research and was published in the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment in 2013.
Andrew Given joined Generation Investment Management in 2019 and is a member of the Long-term Equity and Growth Equity strategies. Previously, Andrew worked at General Atlantic and as a partner at PwC in its deals advisory team. Andrew serves on the board of FNZ and chairs its Audit Committee.
Andrew received a master’s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant. He is a trustee of The Elizabeth Foundation, a charity focused on helping young deaf children to listen and talk.
Tom Hodges joined Generation Investment Management in 2019. Previously, Tom was a director at Providence Equity Partners, where he spent 11 years focused on late-stage growth equity and buyout/majority investing in telecoms, media and technology-related sectors across Europe and North America. Tom was also an analyst in mergers and acquisitions at Citi.
Tom serves on the boards of FNZ and Octopus Energy. Previously, he was on the boards of Clarion Events, CloserStill Media, HSE24 and Volia Communications.
Lucia Rigo joined Generation Investment Management in 2017 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. She also works on the Long-term Equity strategy. Previously, Lucia was a vice president at General Atlantic and an analyst at UBS.
Lucia received a BA in Business Administration from Bocconi University. Lucia is a native Italian speaker.
Lucia serves as a board observer for Benevity and was on the board of Remitly.
Hazelle Wang joined Generation Investment Management in 2021 and is a member of the Long-term Equity strategy. Previously, Hazelle was an associate in the UK advisory team at Barclays.
Hazelle received a master’s degree in Chemistry from Imperial College London.
Camilla Warner joined Generation Investment Management in 2020 and is a member of the Long-term Equity strategy. Previously, Camilla worked at Advent International covering the healthcare and business and financial services sectors, and at L.E.K. Consulting covering strategic and private equity clients.
Camilla received a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University.
Zindzi Wiles joined Generation Investment Management in 2018 and supports the Long-term Equity and Growth Equity strategies. Previously, Zindzi worked at Warburg Pincus and a private family office.
Zindzi received a BA in Drama and Performance Studies from London South Bank University.