Our goal is to become a leader in ESG management among investors in the region by building responsible companies and delivering meaningful, sustainable impact to the communities which we operate in. To ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of key developments and challenges in ESG management and impact, we have maintained a network of external partners, including non-governmental and non-profit organisations, to help us and our portfolio companies understand and address various ESG issues.
We engage with various Developmental Finance Institutions (DFIs), who are also LPs in the fund, on an on-going basis on various ESG matters during our investment process. They help getting external expertise and perspective and allow us to access risk areas during the entire investment lifecycle. We have also institutionalised a Limited Partners Advisory Sub-Committee to support and advise the fund on E&S matters.
Our external partners include the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and the Global Impact Investing Ratings System (GIIRS). We actively participate in and contribute to knowledge sharing sessions and speaker panels. For example, we actively speak at conferences such as the AVPN Annual Conference on the topics of ESG management as well as impact investment and measurement.
As a leader in healthcare investing in Asia, we also work closely with GIIRS to help augment their impact measurement toolkits for healthcare companies in this part of the world. We are constantly in dialogue with GIIRS’ research teams to share insights and challenges Asian healthcare companies face on impact measurement and ESG compliance.