Quest Ventures appoints April Ong Vano as Head of Environmental, Social & Governance

Digital News Asia

With a decade of experience in social innovation and sustainable development across various sectors, she aims to leverage her expertise in venture financing and local markets to spearhead strategic initiatives. Ong Vaño will be based in Cebu, The Philippines, and her mission includes driving practical outcomes in local communities, particularly in areas like microfinance for agriculture and accessible clean water and energy solutions for a decarbonized planet.

Quest Ventures is among the first venture capital firms in Asia to sign the Principles of Responsible Investment, an investor initiative in collaboration with UNEP Finance Initiative and UN Global Compact. The firm’s combination of capital and technology contributes to uplifting communities in emerging economies across Southeast Asia and Central Asia, earning it accolades such as VC of the Year in 2022.

James Tan, managing partner, expressed the company’s delight in having Ong Vaño lead their ESG efforts, emphasizing her wealth of experience derived from years of addressing real-life issues impacting social impact entrepreneurs and individuals at the base of the pyramid.


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