Environment: Follow relevant environment-related laws and regulations, and make an effort to operate businesses considering their effects on climate change, waste pollution, and biodiversity.
Social: Endeavour to build good relationships with employees, business partners and local communities.
Governance: Maintain transparency, prevent all forms of corruption, including extortion and briber.
In recent years, ESG-conscious business operations have become essential for sustainable management & development of the business. We have formulated our ESG policy as we believe that developing an awareness about ESG issues from an early stage of a company’s lifecycle will lead to business growth and increase in corporate value over the long term.
How ESG Policy is applied
- The ESG Policy is applied as appropriate in accordance with our investment strategy in each phase of Global Brain’s investment examination process, including screening, DD, and hands-on support after investment. Since Global Brain’s investment targets range from seed stage to later stages, we conduct ESG-related interviews on the candidate and existing portfolio companies, using our proprietary indicators based on the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact, depending on the stage of each company.
- The ESG Policy is used in investment decisions, aiming to improve the welfare of the business from such ESG perspectives.
- As Global Brain has strong hands-on value up supports, we will provide ESG related supports conscious of which start up business stage such portfolio company is in.