For the second year, Morrison Foerster and AVCJ surveyed 100 Asia-headquartered Fund General Partners (GPs) with USD 1 billion+ AUM to gain their insights on how environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability considerations are impacting their investments and the market. According to our survey, different funds and GPs have different pieces of the sustainability puzzle in place – but few have completed the puzzle just yet. Read our report by submitting your info below or watch our key findings video and read our infographic.

In summary, the results show that:

  • Asia-based GPs are dedicating additional resources to their sustainability efforts — but is it enough and are these changes taking place in the most pressing areas?
  • Work on sustainability policies and implementation has slowed, and GPs remain reluctant to include sustainability performance metrics in remuneration structures
  • Sustainability work goes well beyond climate-related issues—with many GPs working particularly hard to make progress on DE&I
  • Sustainability is a consideration at each stage of the investment process—but poor sustainability credentials at a potential portfolio company are rarely seen as a barrier to investment
  • Fewer GPs are dealing with accusations of greenwashing—but there is concern about the potential for such controversy
  • GPs recognize the potential for strong and improving sustainability performance to drive value and return
  • GPs face significant challenge as they work to integrate sustainability practices into their operations
  • Responsible tech is a key theme for investment and sustainability in 2023— but some GPs may be missing out
  • Respondents are taking action to make changes at fund or portfolio companies— to improve performance toward emissions reduction or decarbonization

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