Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles are becoming a topic of increasing interest in Venture Capital — and for a good reason. Beyond the benefits of long-term, multistakeholder value, the data is clear that environmentally-and-socially responsible companies will outperform in years to come.
On October 4th we discussed ESG best practices for Venture Capital investors with Tracy Barba from 500 Startups and ESG4VC.
Tracy Barba has been working in Venture Capital for the past 25+ years and at the forefront of implementing ESG practices in Venture Capital since 2012. Most recently she joined 500 Startups as their Head of ESG and Global Stakeholder Engagement where she leads the design and implementation of their ESG policy and practices.
We’re grateful she could join us and discuss the following topics:
- What is ESG and why is it becoming mainstream now
- Best practices for incorporating ESG into your fund processes
- Tips for monitoring ESG across your portfolio