ESG in venture capital and start-ups has been a somewhat bumpy road. Many are aware of what ESG is, but there is still some confusion as to how it applies practically in the venture capital space. Join Johannes Lenhard as he explores which key stakeholders are pushing for ESG and the hurdles we need to overcome, as well as Hannah Leach who will dive into how ESG can be integrated into your VC fund operations.
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8 video modules • 1 hour 14 minutes
Within the venture capital and startup financing space, there is a lack of clarity around ESG and how it is implemented firm-wide. Johannes explores some of the issues that are triggered by misleading reports compiled by different ESG rating and scoring agencies and how these challenges can be overcome.
Johannes Lenhard • 15:07
A lot has changed in 10 years - ESG is at the forefront. But who are the stakeholders in the venture capital sphere pressing forward? Join Johannes Lenhard in this video as he explores the regulators, LPs and asset owners pushing for ESG in Europe and North America.
Johannes Lenhard • 08:37
We've explored the regulators, LPs and asset owners pushing for ESG in venture capital. What about the founders? Join Johannes Lenhard as he explores the different attitudes between founders, incumbent VC investors and new-generation VC investors when it comes to ESG.
Johannes Lenhard • 07:41
We know that different stakeholders are pushing ESG for numerous reasons and that attitudes can vary. But the question at the core of this is simple: does implementing ESG in venture capital investing and portfolio companies make financial sense? Join Johannes Lenhard as he explores whether ESG contributes to the financial success of investors.
Johannes Lenhard • 07:10
If not enough people are willing to integrate ESG across the VC value chain, we will never get the data we need. Join Johannes Lenhard as he explores the future direction of venture capital ESG, the hurdles and some further case studies.
Johannes Lenhard • 09:14
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a pressing issue companies are now beginning to take more seriously. Within funds, the data surrounding DEI is irrefutable - a more diverse workforce creates improved business results. Join Hannah Leach as she explores DEI in depth and shows how you can create a good working environment.
Hannah Leach • 12:40
Sustainability and governance have been growing in prominence in the VC industry, which means that VC’s must now focus on managing and reducing their emissions and promoting good practice for governance. Where do you start? Join Hannah Leach as she walks you through these issues.
Hannah Leach • 07:44