Climate Change and ESG 


Climate Change as the Mainstream

Agenda across the Globe


Global discourse, from the UN SDGs, the Paris Agreement, to RE100 Initiative and Net Zero by 2050 Commitments by key countries, have been highlighting the urgent needs to respond to climate crisis exacerbated by the pandemic.


ESG as the ‘New Normal’ of Investment



Stemming from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) as well as key narratives such as G20 TCFD, it is inevitable to integrate ESG into management and investing practices to achieve a genuine transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development pathways.


Regulations on ESG & Carbon Emissions 

Prioritized and Strengthened


Importance of improving information disclosures has been emphasized over the years through practices including the introduction of Stewardship code and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board(SASB)-aligned reporting, in order to strengthen corporate governance in response to sustainability risks.

Climate Change and ESG

Climate Change as the Mainstream

Agenda across the Globe


Global discourse, from the UN SDGs, the Paris 

Agreement, to RE100 Initiative and Net Zero by 

2050 Commitments by key countries, have been 

highlighting the urgent needs to respond to 

climate crisis exacerbated by the pandemic.

ESG as the 'New Normal' of Investment


Stemming from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) as well as key narratives such as G20 TCFD, it is inevitable to integrate ESG into management and investing practices to achieve a genuine transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development pathways.

Regulations on ESG & Carbon Emissions

Prioritized and Strengthened


Importance of improving information disclosures has been emphasized over the years through practices including the introduction of Stewardship code and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board(SASB)-aligned reporting, in order to strengthen corporate governance in response to sustainability risks.

Our ESG Investing Lens


Placing sustainability at the core, our primary focus is to identify and invest in innovative tech-based startups capable of reducing carbon emissions, at the same time considering the economic value of energy efficiency and transition.


We take a holistic approach in analyzing the causes and processes of greenhouse gas emissions and concentrate on areas where they can be removed.

*70 Portfolio Companies with ESG-Responsive Technology, including 29 businesses contributing to climate resilience

Our ESG Investing Lens

Placing sustainability at the core, our primary focus is to identify and invest in innovative tech-based startups capable of reducing carbon emissions, at the same time considering the economic value of energy efficiency and transition.


We take a holistic approach in analyzing the causes and processes of greenhouse gas emissions and concentrate on areas where they can be removed.

*70 Portfolio Companies with ESG-Responsive Technology, including 29 businesses contributing 

to climate resilience

Portfolio

(in relation to Climate Resilience)

Company
Key Solution(s)
UN SDGs Linkage
H ENERGY
Online power brokerage services and optimal operation of distributed resources
ENERGY X
AI-driven online energy platform connecting individual households, EPC contractors and investors
INGINE
Wave power generation/maintenance system
IHSUNG C&I
Design and manufacturing of control system for nuclear power plants
WITHUS & EARTH
Small electric generator for bicycles
AIMT
Recycled PET-based vacuum insulation panel; Energy-efficient cold chain packaging system
LIGNUM
Advanced bio-materials production
ANPOLY
Biodegradable biopolymer-based PET
REPLA

Plastic material removal technology using microorganisms to increase the purity of recycled plastics


SEOWONTECH
Upcycled hybrid yarn using plastic waste


Company
Key Solution(s)
UN SDGs Linkage
PENSÉES
Cultured meat based on 3D printing technology
HN NOVATECH
Alternative meat based on heme molecule extracted out of seaweed
SEAWITH
Microalgae-based cell-culture medium and other materials necessary for cell-based meat production
SY SOLUTION
Plant-based meat
IOCROPS
Data-driven smart farming platform

IMAGINATION GARDEN

Nutrient solution manufacturing technology; Precision farming solution
FOOD FACTORY
Fresh food packaging technology
JSE
Eco-friendly, pesticide-free soil steam sterilization equipment

MEDI·SENTECH

Multiple water quality measuring device based on Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) sensors for water management


MEMBRARE
Organic solvent resistant membranes for water filtration and purification


Company
Key Solution(s)
UN SDGs Linkage
STOREDOT
Extreme-fast charging EV battery solution with enhanced performance and less pollution
EPCHEMTECH
Secondary battery material (LIFSI) and core additives manufacturing for a longer battery life cycle and more stability
AUTONOMOUS A2Z
Autonomous mobility solution with enhanced energy efficiency
VESTELLALAB
Autonomous mobility solution with indoor precision positioning and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication technology
DRIMAES
Embedded mobility solution for smart city projects and EV operating system

STRYX

High-precision mapping system based on 3D spatial information technology, improving fuel efficiency
TEELABS
Immersive spatial mapping technology using scanning robot that can be utilized in urban development/smart city projects
DRONE ORANGE
UAV-based spatial data platform service for effective land planning and management

GREEN MOBILITY

Personal electric mobility devices including electric two/three-wheelers


Climate Technopreneurship Fund

Climate Technopreneurship Fund, with the encompassing Collaborative Research, Development & Business (R&DB) 

Programme, is designed to invest in technology-backed solutions against climate crisis through the modality of technology transfer from advanced climate ecosystems, facilitating commercialization and localization of climate technology innovation.

 •It aims to invigorate climate tech solutions and surrounding ecosystems of the Southeast Asian region, with a strategic focus on five countries – Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines and Vietnam – that are amongst the most climate vulnerable economies.


 •Approximately 6,502,400 tCO2eq of GHG emission expected to be mitigated over total lifespan of the programme     



The Fund and associated programme (to be launched in the first half of 2023) are to be implemented and coordinated by a consortium of ecosystem stakeholders based in Korea and the region (Enlight Ventures, Cento, GGGI, etc.), with a financial contribution by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and overall supervision by the Korea Development Bank (KDB) as the GCF Accredited Entity.

Key Components

1

Country-driven Climate

Acceleration Readiness

2

Global Acceleration for

Collaborative R&DB

-Sourcing of qualified local entrepreneurs ready for 
climate technology uptake

-Tailor-made acceleration 

services for local 

candidates

-Sourcing of global 
technology innovators

-Collaborative R&DB 

acceleration services 

(business matching, tech 

transfer implementation, 

environmental/social 

impact assessment) for 

investment readiness

3

Climate Technopreneurship

Fund

4

Technical Assistance to

Local Ecosystems

-Execution of investments on businesses (Joint 
Venture or other relevant 
technology transfer 
models) with enhanced 
climate innovation

-Fund portfolio management

-Creation of ASEAN-wide 
regional partnership on 
promoting climate 
technopreneurship

-Capacity building of local 

innovation ecosystems

Focal Point

Yongmin Kim is the Managing Partner in charge of the

Climate Technopreneurship Fund, equipped with a solid

track record of global, cross-sectoral tech investments. 

Prior to co-founding Enlight Ventures, Mr. Kim worked at

Samsung Venture Investment, Korea Venture Investment

Corporation (KVIC), Korea Technology Investment

Corporation (KTIC) and Hyundai MOBIS. He earned his

Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National

University.

For more inquiries on investor relations for climate tech

startups, co-financing of the Fund and other partnerships

with us, please contact:

 

Yongmin Kim, Managing Partner / yongmin02.kim@enlightvc.com

Suhyung Amy Cho, Manager / shcho@enlightvc.com


The New Norm of Venture Capital Investment

Enlight Ventures


Climate Technopreneurship Fund

Climate Technopreneurship Fund, with the encompassing Collaborative Research, Development & Business (R&DB) Programme, is designed to invest in technology-backed solutions against climate crisis through the modality of technology transfer from advanced climate ecosystems, facilitating commercialization and localization of climate technology innovation.



 •It aims to invigorate climate tech solutions and surrounding ecosystems of the Southeast Asian region, with a strategic focus on five countries – Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines and Vietnam – that are amongst the most climate vulnerable economies.


 •Approximately 6,502,400 tCO2eq of GHG emission expected to be mitigated over total lifespan of the programme     



The Fund and associated programme (to be launched in the first half of 2023) are to be implemented and coordinated by a consortium of ecosystem stakeholders based in Korea and the region (Enlight Ventures, Cento, GGGI, etc.), with a financial contribution by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and overall supervision by the Korea Development Bank (KDB) as the GCF Accredited Entity.

                

Key Components

1

Country-driven Climate Acceleration Readiness

2

Global Acceleration for Collaborative R&DB

3

Climate Technopreneurship Fund

4

Technical Assistance to Local Ecosystems

  • Sourcing of qualified local  entrepreneurs ready for climate technology uptake

  • Tailor-made acceleration services for local candidates
  • Sourcing of global technology innovators

  • Collaborative R&DB acceleration services (business matching, tech transfer implementation, environmental/social impact assessment) for investment readiness   
  • Execution of investments on businesses (Joint Venture or other relevant technology transfer models) with enhanced climate innovation

  • Fund portfolio management  
  • Creation of ASEAN-wide regional partnership on promoting climate technopreneurship


  • Capacity building of local innovation ecosystems

Total Programme Size: USD 237.1 mil. (Indicative)

Focal Point

Yongmin Kim is the Managing Partner in charge of the Climate Technopreneurship Fund, equipped with a solid track record of global, cross- sectoral tech investments. Prior to co-founding Enlight Ventures, Mr. Kim worked at Samsung Venture Investment, Korea Venture Investment Corporation (KVIC), Korea Technology Investment Corporation (KTIC) and Hyundai MOBIS. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National University.

For more inquiries on investor relations for climate tech startups, co-financing of the 

Fund and other partnerships with us, please contact:

 

                          Yongmin Kim, Managing Partner / yongmin02.kim@enlightvc.com

Suhyung Amy Cho, Manager / shcho@enlightvc.com