The ESG criteria emerged as a response to environmental degradation, global warming, and increasing economic inequality between rich and poor countries, which created additional ground for the emergence and development of new financial instruments and criteria. Modern society began to impose additional requirements on the activities of companies and, in addition to financial statements, began to evaluate them in terms of investing in sustainable development. To be considered successful, a company must demonstrate not only sustainable growth in its financial performance, but also have a certain reputation. ESG support enables the company to improve its reputation and brand awareness.
Environmental, social and corporate governance issues have become important factors in investment decisions, which responsible investors have begun to use on an ongoing basis when forming their portfolios.
In fact, ESG has become a kind of business philosophy that needs to be shared by all stakeholders, primarily shareholders and investors. Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is an assessment of a firm's collective integrity with respect to social and environmental factors. Typically, this is an estimate that is compiled on the basis of data collected around specific indicators related to intangible assets in the enterprise. This could be seen as a form of corporate social credit assessment.
The strategy for managing venture capital investments and startups is that, in addition to financial capital, the team invests its technical background, intellectual capital, creates infrastructure, a project ecosystem, helps companies develop strategies, improve management standards and operational efficiency, organize international marketing and promote market.
Our task is to understand what is happening with a project or an already operating company, token, startup. Understand this technology, conduct a technical audit. Take part in investing in this company at various stages of the startup life cycle, phases of project development.