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A Different Kind of Private Equity
Reimagining the transformative potential of private equity

Our Philosophy

We invest to make lives better

Bintang strongly believes in the importance of deploying capital in an innovative, responsible and sustainable manner, whilst pursuing consistently outsized risk-adjusted returns for our investors. Bintang articulates this belief through our philosophy: Investing in Impact and Innovation (“Triple-I Strategy”).


Bintang’s Impact component of our Triple-I Strategy represents our commitment to ensuring that the planet and its inhabitants are treated with dignity and respect to create a future which is underpinned by shared prosperity through all our investments. Bintang seeks to partner with companies that uphold the highest standards of governance and embrace concepts of purpose, people (social) and planet (environment) in their pursuit of growth and profit. Bintang believes that impact and sustainability are synonymous with and an important component of achieving superior returns.

In September 2023, Bintang won Environmental Finance's Sustainable Company Awards - 2023 Global SME of the Year prize, with specific mentions from the judging panel on the Firm’s practices including “[holding] the assets in its portfolio up to a high ESG performance standard and [its focus] on transparency” and its “JEDI [Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity] metrics and programmes [having] strong social equity considerations in place”.

 

Bintang’s Innovation component of our Triple-I Strategy is reflective of our commitment to back businesses with innovation in their DNA to build tomorrow’s solutions, services and products today. Bintang believes that sustained innovation is a critical component of generating consistent outsized returns.

 

In September 2023, Bintang won the Innovative Investment Award at the ASEAN Business Awards 2023 organised by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council – the award is given to companies which demonstrate outstanding creativity in their investment strategies.

 

Our People

Impact starts with our people

In 2023, Bintang embarked upon a journey to baseline our ESG knowledge across the team. We initiated the ESG Challenge in March 2023, challenging our team to take on the ESG Investing Certificate by the CFA Institute with an aspiration of having 100% of our investment function and investments-related team members obtaining this certification by end of 2025.

 

As of January 2024, 43% of the team have achieved this certification.

 

Our Investment Themes

Bintang is sector agnostic but we have identified & are targeting specific impact themes across B Corp’s Five Impact Areas:

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Our Value and Impact Creation

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We Aim To Create 150
B Corp Companies By 2050

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Impact Investing

Our Impact strategy integrates the following core approaches: 

 

 

 

 

 

UN PRI - Baseline Philosophy for Sustainability

Bintang was amongst the earliest private equity firms in Malaysia to sign up to the UN PRI.

The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“UN PRI”), via its 6 principles and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the foundations that guide our impact and sustainability strategies.
 

Impact Principles – Execution Framework 

As of October 2023, Bintang is the sole organisation in Malaysia to be an Operating Principles for Impact Management (or “Impact Principles”) signatory.

The 9 Impact Principles provide a framework for the implementation of impact management system, ensuring that impact considerations are integrated throughout our investment lifecycle. 
 

BlueMark - Independent Verification 

Bintang engaged BlueMark, a Tideline company, to undertake an independent verification of the alignment of our impact management practices with the Impact Principles. The assessment findings cover both areas of strength as well as areas for improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Corp – Measurement & Certification 

With the distinction of being Southeast Asia's pioneering B Corp-certified private equity firm, we are honored to be at the forefront of leveraging business as a catalyst for positive change. 

The B Corp Certification is a prestigious recognition awarded to businesses that meet the highest standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency across five impact areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers. Bintang has successfully demonstrated that it meets these rigorous standards, and we are continuously renewing our commitment to making a positive difference.

The B Corp Certification framework developed by B Lab, via the B Impact Assessment (“BIA”), allows us to measure the impact of our Partner Companies. Our goal is for our Partner Companies to not only obtain their B Corp certifications, but once received, for them to also to consistently improve their BIA scores over time.  

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The Median Score
is 50.9

for ordinary 
businesses who complete the BIA

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The Minimum Score
is 80.0

for businesses to qualify for B Corp Certification

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Bintang scored
109.1

for our Overall B Impact Score

AVPN – Collaborative Platform 

Bintang is a leading member of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (“AVPN”), a network of 600+ organisations across 33 countries who are focused on increasing the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital from around the world into the social sector in Asia; Bintang intends to leverage the AVPN platform to empower collaborative co-impact generation.

Our Responsible and Sustainable Investment Policy 

 

Bintang’s Responsible and Sustainable Investment Policy sets out Bintang’s approach to responsible and sustainable investment and to the management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, including the principles which Bintang aspires to uphold and the procedures it has implemented to integrate these principles into its investment processes and stakeholder’s engagement. 
 

Read our Responsible and Sustainable Investment Policy:
 

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