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We are committed to our investment goals with responsible practices, considering the environmental impact, social responsibility, and ethical governance when making investment decisions, while aligning to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals


The business case for ESG in Venture Capital is becoming significant for investment community both local and international. There are several ways that ESG can benefit venture capital firms, including:

We believe the management of environmental, social and governance factors is an important part of ensuring the long-term success of any business, including our own. We are committed to integrating ESG within our operations and investment processes with the objective of creating sustainable value for our companies and our investors.

The purpose of MAVCAP ESG wheel is to help us measure and improve our sustainability performance. By understanding their ESG impact, we can make decisions about how we operate and invest in a more responsible, impactful and sustainable way. More and more investors, customers, and employees are demanding that companies take ESG into account. By adopting MAVCAP ESG wheel, we can identify, review and improve our sustainability performance and attract more investors, customers, and employees. The following are the key benefits for us:


  • We reduce risk by understanding materiality.
  • We increase business opportunities and market access.
  • ESG initiatives help us to improve our operation efficiency.
  • We enhance branding and market positions.

Our ESG Journey 

At MAVCAP, our ESG journey is the process of us integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into its value creation and decision-making. This includes reducing our environmental impact, improving our  social responsibility, and strengthening our corporate governance practices. There are five (5) benefits to embarking on an ESG journey. For one, it helps us to reduce our  risk and improve our long-term financial performance. 

UN Supported PRI demonstrates MAVCAP’s responsible investment commitment.

  • Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our policies and practices.
  • Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities we invest in.
  • Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the principles within the investment industry.
  • Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the principles.
  • Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the principles.

ESG Investment tool for VCs


This ESG Investment Tool for VCs developed by MAVCAP ESG Team and Fuller Academy aims to help facilitate ESG investment considerations by Malaysian VCs

Our Value Creation Alignment

Target Key Actions

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

5.6 Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.

Target Key Actions

8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labor-intensive sectors.

8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including  young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

Target Key Action

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships action.

Our Impact Programmes

MAVCAP has adopted the Intergenerational (INTERGEN) project as part of our ESG engagement. Social Innovation Movement, a non-profit organisation with the support of Yayasan Hasanah launched the INTERGEN Community Sabah & Sarawak. Through a Community-Based Approach model, INTERGEN creates communal resiliency among vulnerable third-age communities at Kampung Pukak, Kampung Timug in Sabah, and Miri in Sarawak. INTERGEN encourages knowledge transfer between third-age communities and university students to close the digital gap, whilst promoting a circular economy through upcycling of used or discarded fabric sourced locally.

Both Dato’ Darawati and Noor Amy are esteemed champions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Their dedication and fervor significantly contribute to the mission of fostering a more diverse and inclusive environment.

Together, MAVCAP is excited to forge a path toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future. We are committed to being part of the change and setting a benchmark for others in the industry. We look forward to the positive impact and transformative change this alliance will bring, both within MAVCAP and across the broader corporate sector in Malaysia.

The 30% Club Malaysia’s primary focus has been to facilitate at least 30% women representation on the boards of companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, and also welcomes non-listed entities and global multinational companies to join as a Corporate Advocate.

With a happy heart we are proud to announce that we have adopted a tree at Taman Tugu!. In conjunction with World Environment Day 2023, we reflect on our responsibility as guardians of the environment and the earth, where impactful endeavors flourish alongside nature’s abundance. We made a visit to the tree at Taman Tugu, a 66-acre green lung right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. 

What is E Waste?

Electronic waste or e-waste are electronic products that are discard, not functioning or nearing the end of their usefulness. E-waste can pose serious environmental pollution and health hazards, if not handled properly

Reason for collaboration with ERTH

  • Fall under MAVCAP’s ENVIRONMENTAL PIllar as it helps with pollution prevention.
  • We are committed to minimizing pollution and hazardous waste generation. We implement best practices to control emissions, prevent pollution, and responsibly manage waste. We invest in technologies and processes that reduce environmental impacts,
  • Support local Portfolio companies – in line with our mandate of spurring local ecosystems and value-adding them to expand their business
  • The output of collaboration with ERTH will be E-waste collection for MAVCAP and GHG report Scope 3.

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