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“Finding the G in ESG”: What is good governance according to investors

ntegrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles into business practices is crucial. However, the "G" or Governance aspect, often overlooked, is equally vital. To understand why good governance is essential, startups and companies must first prioritize it. Aghnia Dima, an ESG Specialist at East Ventures, shared her insights as an investor with Jessica Novia, Chief of Impact from CarbonEthics, in a discussion moderated by Atika Benedikta, Investment Director at ANGIN, at the Ninja Demo Day, part of Ninja Accelerator Program 2023.

4 April 2024|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , , , |

From principles to practice: Shariah investing in Southeast Asia

While Southeast Asia houses a massive Muslim population, many of them struggle to find investment options that align with their faith. Sharia investment, which adheres to Islamic principles, is emerging as a powerful solution.

“What it takes to become great”: Willson Cuaca and Najwa Shihab’s secret sauce to achieving success

Prior to being East Ventures’ Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Willson Cuaca embarked on a career in cybersecurity as an iPhone developer in Singapore. On the other hand, Najwa Shihab, now an accomplished journalist and the Founder of media startup NARASI, started her journey from the ground up at a local TV station.

Join Indonesia’s largest climate tech pitching competition: The Climate Impact Innovations Challenge 2024

One Saturday in October 2023, thick smog blanketed the runways of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia, forcing several inbound flights to be diverted to other airports. The heavy smog was from a massive landfill fire that started the day before and would take days to extinguish after burning through almost the entire landfill. Just weeks earlier, firefighters battled a persistent wildfire that ravaged savanna fields and forests in Mount Bromo for over a week.

The rise of EV two-wheelers in Southeast Asia

While electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to transform mobility across the world, a lesser-known revolution is underway in Southeast Asia (SEA) – the rise of electric two-wheelers. In a region full of motorcycles and scooters, these silent, emission-free alternatives offer the most immediate promise to SEA countries in combating climate change and leapfrogging into a sustainable future.

ECOVISEA: Measure your company’s GHG emissions today

While renewable energy continues to gain traction, fossil fuels remain the primary energy source for many businesses and industries. These ‘polluter’ industries, like manufacturing and transportation, are contributing to tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, harming the planet and its climate yearly.

15 February 2024|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , , , , , |

15 key facts about East Ventures

Since its establishment in 2009, East Ventures has become the leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Southeast Asia. We are a holistic platform that provides multi-stage investment, from Seed to Growth stage, for over 300 tech startups and companies in Southeast Asia. Our investment comes from diverse sectors, ranging from commerce, Software as a Service (SaaS), fintech, to healthcare and climate tech.