AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum

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13 Nov

What to expect in 2024: Creating Value by Integrating ESG in Investment and Asset Management Practices

According to Morrison Foerster and AVCJ’s Asia Funds ESG Survey 2023, the economic uncertainty and the backlash against ESG, particularly in the U.S., resulted in many GPs taking a pause on rolling out new ESG policies as they digested the new regulations being adopted and implemented in many jurisdictions that impact those GPs and their portfolio companies. However, portfolio companies having a head start on reducing their carbon emissions and being prepared to respond to data requests from their customers will likely be the winners in the long term. Our panel of experts will discuss how the onslaught of new regulations will create opportunities for value creation for GPs that properly structure their ESG policies and work with their portfolio companies to ensure that they are ahead of their competitors.

  • How are GPs and their portfolio companies managing the onslaught of ESG regulations and taking advantage of value creation opportunities for themselves and their portfolio companies?
  • How have GPs worked with their portfolio companies to ensure that they are both reducing and accurately measuring their carbon emissions so that they are prepared for competing for business in a world where value chain due diligence will make lower carbon emissions a prerequisite to winning business?
  • In Europe and North America, there is a lot of discussion about “responsible tech.” Is this a concept that applies in Asia? Will North American and European LPs and customers of portfolio companies push for its application in Asia? Does responsible tech result in value creation opportunities for GPs and their portfolio companies?
  • How has the backlash against ESG impacted GPs and their portfolio companies?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Marcia Ellis Global Co-Chair, Private Equity Group MORRISON FOERSTER Bio
    Amy Fong Managing Director FOUNTAINVEST PARTNERS ASIA Bio
    Frankie Fang Founding Managing Partner STARQUEST CAPITAL Bio
    Lincoln Pan Partner and Co-Head of Private Equity PAG Bio

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