BT EXCLUSIVE: VENTURE FUNDS

Investor pressure drives regional venture funds to sustainability deals

ESG investments not necessarily less profitable; Bain says from 2014-18, median return for ESG-related deals in Asia-Pac beat those in other sectors

Singapore

SOUTH-EAST Asia's venture capital (VC) firms are increasingly burnishing their sustainability credentials to meet heightened demand from their investors.

In 2018, management consultancy Bain & Co asked 136 private equity and VC firms to describe the trend of increased