How many startups and investors in Indonesia are using an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approach or better known as impact investment in running their business? The answer is indeed limited. There are many factors to cause this. However, the digital economic entities are recently paying attention to this aspect.
In fact, Indonesia is not as mature as developed countries with regulations that “force” more players to make impactful investments. Apart from the current digital ecosystem which is yet to mature, there are a number of factors that hold the rise of impactful investment.
Piotr Jakubowski founded nafas with a focus on raising public awareness of the importance of clean air. Nafas allows an individual or corporation to participate as a sponsor in providing air quality sensors. What becomes a challenge, says Piotr, is that often environmental impact initiatives such as the one he built through nafas are associated with company’s charity or CSR program.
Written by: Bintoro Agung