[Webinar] ESG Considerations in the Investor-Investee Relationship

ABLI will conclude this year's event calendar on a slightly different topic: ESG considerations in the investor-investee relationship.

Jointly conducted with Singapore Academy of Law, the session will revolve around the following topics:

  • Providing more background in defining the concept and materiality of ESG for early-stage companies and venture investing: how early-stage companies should formulate ESG goals as part of their broader strategy.
  • Striking the right balance at the start of the investor-investee relationship: how should investors and founders approach ESG so that ESG terms serve to frame key priorities and targets for investee companies, and ESG obligations are not viewed merely as “compliance hassles”.
  • Using the right documentation to help achieve better outcomes: how the model ESG letter agreements in the updated package of Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements, or VIMA 2.0, provide a reference point for incorporating ESG-related provisions in financing transactions.

Kelvin GohVesi KertikovaKyle Lee and Melvin Yuan will share their perspectives as investors, legal advisers and business owners. Refer to the flyer for more details.

Sign up here for complimentary attendance on Tuesday, November 22.


More about VIMA

The updated package of Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements, or VIMA 2.0, released in September 2022, provides more alternative provisions or annotations for transactional documents, and introduces a new and separate suite of pre-Series A documents. In particular, VIMA 2.0. now includes short and long form environmental, social and governance (ESG) letter agreements aimed at both early stage and more mature companies, something that has not been done even in standard-bearer markets such as the UK and the US.

The full suite of VIMA 2.0 can be downloaded here.

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