“Sustainability Wins as Investors in Southeast Asia Shift Focus” – Bain & Company – November 12, 2019

On November 12, 2019 Bain & Company reported that “(t)he rapid step-change in private equity and venture investment across Southeast Asia coincides with a significant increase in sustainability investing—capital flowing to companies that contribute to environmental and social progress. 

More than 50% of private equity deals now back business models that contribute to environmental and social progress.

At a Glance

  • Sustainability investments rose 60% to $3.2 billion in the first half of 2019 over the same period a year earlier.
  • Total private equity deal value in 2018 topped $10 billion for the second year in a row, rising sharply in Vietnam and Indonesia.
  • Four young companies in the region have surpassed $1 billion in value since January 2018, bringing the total number of unicorns to 14.”

You may read the article on the Bain & Company internet site.