Startups: Driving Economic Recovery While Benefiting the World

July 14, 2022

Startups: Driving Economic Recovery While Benefiting the World

At Seismic, we are committed to making sure our portfolio companies will adhere to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards. Research shows that outperformance is tied with sustainable and ethical business practices.

In 2021, during a period of mostly widespread economic downturn, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the value that startups created is nearly on par with the GDP of a G7 company, with startup fundraising exceeding $600 billion. However, growth in itself is not the primary metric of a startup’s success. For us, sustainability and ethics are top priorities, and are most likely to correlate to long-term growth. With the ongoing energy transition there are areas of profound economic opportunity that are inherently related to reducing emissions and improving environmental impact of traditional industries and processes. Investors are now making purchasing decisions based upon the full environmental and societal impact of any given firm. With the knowledge we have today, there is no reason not to use sustainability as an important metric when making investments.

As we begin announcing our first investments, you can be sure ESG standards will be a priority. To see our CFO Alice Neuhauser answer a question from a webinar attendee on the importance of ESG standards click here. For more Questions and Answers from our webinars, and just more information about Seismic, visit our YouTube Channel.

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