Sustainability investing takes off in Southeast Asia

In a recent article in The Jakarta Post, three senior members of Bain & Company’s Global Private Equity practice discuss how investors across Southeast Asia are showing more interest in sustainability, renewable energy, and environmentally-friendly business practices. This new kind of investing looks for businesses that will make an impact, addressing environmental issues and offering a solid return on investment. In 2018, the major firm KKR made its first global impact investment in Barghest Building Performance, investing $33M in recognition of BBP’s energy-saving solutions, which can reduce HVAC systems’ energy consumption by up to 40%. KKR invested in Barghest Building Performance because this rising energy startup aligns financial performance and environmental impact.

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