Impact SEA

Breaking down Impact Investing in Southeast Asia - Vicky Lay, Artesian Capital

November 02, 2020 TRIVE Venture Capital Season 1 Episode 11
Impact SEA
Breaking down Impact Investing in Southeast Asia - Vicky Lay, Artesian Capital
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Impact SEA
Breaking down Impact Investing in Southeast Asia - Vicky Lay, Artesian Capital
Nov 02, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
TRIVE Venture Capital

Impact Investing has emerged as an alternative asset class that channels large-scale private capital into addressing the world's most pressing social and environment challenges.


About 753 million people in Asia and the Pacific region live on less than US1.25 per day. So there’s a huge potential for Southeast Asia’s impact investment scene.


In Asia, where wealth is growing faster than anywhere else in the world – the growth rate of Asian billionaires will outpace North America and Europe by a solid 10% over the next few years, one would expect to observe a commensurate deployment of resources towards impact investment. And yet, of the half trillion dollars’ worth of assets under management in the impact investment industry, Asia accounts for less than 10%. What are some barriers that cause this lagging reality? 


To answer these questions, I speak to Vicky Lay, Head of Impact, a global alternative investment management firm specializing in debt, venture capital and impact investment strategies, for her expert insights on impact investing and sustainable investing in Southeast Asia.



Show Notes

Impact Investing has emerged as an alternative asset class that channels large-scale private capital into addressing the world's most pressing social and environment challenges.


About 753 million people in Asia and the Pacific region live on less than US1.25 per day. So there’s a huge potential for Southeast Asia’s impact investment scene.


In Asia, where wealth is growing faster than anywhere else in the world – the growth rate of Asian billionaires will outpace North America and Europe by a solid 10% over the next few years, one would expect to observe a commensurate deployment of resources towards impact investment. And yet, of the half trillion dollars’ worth of assets under management in the impact investment industry, Asia accounts for less than 10%. What are some barriers that cause this lagging reality? 


To answer these questions, I speak to Vicky Lay, Head of Impact, a global alternative investment management firm specializing in debt, venture capital and impact investment strategies, for her expert insights on impact investing and sustainable investing in Southeast Asia.