We invest in transformative outcomes.

Openspace’s portfolio companies continue to have a positive impact on the region’s most pressing social, environmental and governance issues. We back their efforts with our capital and expertise – encouraging sustainable growth and responsible processes wherever possible. This underpins our long-running belief that the judicious management of material ESG risks will lead to better investment decisions, and superior financial returns. 

We can do this by getting better at ESG and leading the way in responsible investment. But we can also incorporate impact thinking into our frameworks. We are doing this at Openspace – it is our culture to do the right thing, and to invest in doing it properly.

Jaclyn Seow, Head of ESG & Impact

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Responsible Investment

We consider environmental, social and governance considerations as fundamental to our investment process and on-going advisory.

Resource efficiency and pollution prevention, including greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, waste management and use of pesticides.

Biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of living natural resources.

Environmental

Labour and working conditions, including employee relations, non-discrimination and equal opportunity, forced and child labour, occupational health and safety.

Community health, safety and security, including data privacy

Social

Commitment to ESG.
Decision-making and strategic oversight.
Control environment.
Disclosure and transparency.
Clear and fair ownership structures.
Governance of stakeholder engagement.

Governance

Environmental

Resource efficiency and pollution prevention, including greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, waste management and use of pesticides.

Biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of living natural resources.

Social

Labour and working conditions, including employee relations, non-discrimination and equal opportunity, forced and child labour, occupational health and safety.

Community health, safety and security, including data privacy.

Government

Commitment to ESG.
Decision-making and strategic oversight.
Control environment.
Disclosure and transparency.
Clear and fair ownership structures.
Governance of stakeholder engagement.

Active Impact

We are proud that our portfolio companies, through their individual efforts, are creating meaningful collective impact across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN, and their associated 169 targets. We continue to seek out new opportunities to stretch our shared impact.

How we help

We help our companies by facilitating collaborative workshops to credibly align their social and impact story with their brand, as well as prioritise key focus areas to drive differentiation. 

We help our companies by conducting training sessions, as well as collaborating with management and operational teams to build capabilities and implement their ESG commitments. 

We help our companies establish useful connections with impact investors and prepare them for ESG diligence requirements.

We help our companies form and implement their sustainability and impact strategies, including assisting with relevant certifications.

We help our companies connect with value-add partners and service providers as they action their commitments. 

Our Investors

We are motivated by our investors’ commitment to encouraging and educating on responsible actions.
DFC
Norfund
Temasek
DEG