Quest Ventures Appoints ESG Head
Quest Ventures, a prominent venture capital firm focused on emerging markets, has proudly announced the appointment of April Ong Vaño as the Head of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiatives.
This strategic move underscores Quest Ventures' commitment to advancing its mission of sustainability across key markets.
April Ong Vaño, the newly appointed ESG head, brings a rich and diverse wealth of experience to her role, having dedicated an entire decade to social innovation and sustainable development. Her impressive background spans various sectors, including government, non-profit organisations, and the private sector.
Drawing on her extensive experience in social innovation and sustainable development, Ong Vaño is poised to harness her expertise in venture financing and local market dynamics to lead strategic endeavours.
She will be stationed in Cebu, The Philippines, and her mission is nothing short of transformative. She aims to drive tangible, positive changes in local communities, with a particular focus on critical areas such as microfinance for agriculture and accessible, eco-friendly solutions for clean water and energy, all of which are pivotal for a sustainable, decarbonised planet.
Expressing her vision for this pivotal role, Ong Vaño stated, "I am dedicated to effecting tangible change in local communities, with a specific emphasis on providing microfinance for agriculture and accessible clean water and energy solutions, all of which are indispensable for a sustainable, decarbonised world."
She passionately believes that venture capital plays a central role in fostering sustainable innovations and technology and looks forward to supporting groundbreaking startups in amplifying their impact.
Notably, Quest Ventures stands as one of the trailblazing venture capital firms in Asia, having committed to the Principles of Responsible Investment, an investor initiative forged in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative and UN Global Compact.
The firm's unique blend of capital and technology is making a substantial contribution to uplifting communities in emerging economies throughout Southeast Asia and Central Asia, garnering accolades such as VC of the Year in 2022.
James Tan, the managing partner of Quest Ventures, expressed his genuine excitement at having April Ong Vaño helm their ESG endeavours. He emphasised her wealth of experience, accumulated over years of addressing real-world challenges faced by social impact entrepreneurs and individuals at the grassroots level. This appointment marks an inspiring step forward in Quest Ventures' mission to foster sustainable change and innovation in emerging markets.
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Source: Digital News Asia