Today, we go into our 5th episode and do a deep dive into the importance of the best Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices as they relate to startup investing worldwide, but specifically in Southeast Asia.
Increasingly, venture capital firms are seeing an imperative from the global community of industry stakeholders to make sure their portfolios adhere to a higher standard of ethics. In places like Indonesia, this is a relatively new paradigm, but is a clear sign that more institutional capital from overseas is seeking in-roads into the local market. Large multinational companies increasingly need to satisfy ESG requirements in their home countries, and the same can be said about how they deploy capital overseas.
In this episode, we uncover how Indonesia-based startups and venture capital firms alike can ensure that they’re following best ESG practices and creating an ecosystem that is more inclusive and responsible for generations to come.
We are excited to be joined by Lauren Blasco. She’s the Head of ESG at AC Ventures, and industry players will recognize her as the former Director of Sustainability at Potato Head Group. Her track record includes senior positions such as Executive Director at Clean the World, Guest Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, Adjunct Professor at The University of Hong Kong, and more.