Impact SEA

Responsible investing through the eyes of a VC - Jaclyn Seow, Openspace Ventures

November 22, 2020 TRIVE Venture Capital Season 1 Episode 14
Impact SEA
Responsible investing through the eyes of a VC - Jaclyn Seow, Openspace Ventures
Chapters
Impact SEA
Responsible investing through the eyes of a VC - Jaclyn Seow, Openspace Ventures
Nov 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
TRIVE Venture Capital

Angel investors have a crucial role in developing the startup ecosystem. They accompany founders who are building sustainable businesses. However,


The private equity and venture capital market is an important facilitator of sustainable asset funding. In the same report by KPMG, 89% of limited partners say that they are using some form of Responsible Investment due diligence questionnaire or request for proposal as part of the fund selection process. 


However, only 28% of General Partners of funds said that the potential for high returns was one of the top three drivers for responsible investment. 


So how do we reconcile these facts that responsible investing is on the rise but yet private equity and VC funds have yet to catch up on responsible investing? What are the hindrances that prevent such fund managers from adopting responsible investment?


To answer these questions, I speak to Jaclyn Seow, Head of ESG & Impact for Openspace Ventures, for her experiences and insights on responsible investing as a VC and the impact it has for South-East Asia.


Show Notes

Angel investors have a crucial role in developing the startup ecosystem. They accompany founders who are building sustainable businesses. However,


The private equity and venture capital market is an important facilitator of sustainable asset funding. In the same report by KPMG, 89% of limited partners say that they are using some form of Responsible Investment due diligence questionnaire or request for proposal as part of the fund selection process. 


However, only 28% of General Partners of funds said that the potential for high returns was one of the top three drivers for responsible investment. 


So how do we reconcile these facts that responsible investing is on the rise but yet private equity and VC funds have yet to catch up on responsible investing? What are the hindrances that prevent such fund managers from adopting responsible investment?


To answer these questions, I speak to Jaclyn Seow, Head of ESG & Impact for Openspace Ventures, for her experiences and insights on responsible investing as a VC and the impact it has for South-East Asia.