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:

Attracting and retaining investors

Investors are increasingly looking for venture capital firms that invest in companies with strong ESG practices. Venture capital firms that have a strong ESG track record are often better positioned to attract and retain investors.

Identifying and investing in high-growth companies

Many of the most innovative and high-growth companies are those that are also focused on ESG. Venture capital firms that have a strong ESG focus are often better positioned to identify and invest in these companies.

Mitigating risks

Companies with strong ESG practices are often less likely to be exposed to environmental or reputational risks. This can help to mitigate risks for venture capital firms that invest in these companies.

Generating positive impact

Venture capital firms that invest in companies with strong ESG practices can help to generate positive impact on the environment and society. This can be a valuable selling point for investors and can also help to attract and retain top talent.

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. 

B Corp SDG Action Assessment (B Corp).

  1. The B Corp is a tool we use in assessing and improving our Value Creation alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  2. Developed our internal ESG policy based  on the B Corp  and working towards certification.

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.

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.

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. 

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