Risk Assessment & Management | Agri Impact Fund

An ESG Risk Assessment and Action Plan for an agri-focused Indian VC Fund

Client

Indian VC fund focused on agritech, climate-smart agriculture & agri-food ecosystems

Problem

  • E&S Risk Assessment & action plans of potential investments in the agriculture sector, approx. INR 500 cr
  • Annual monitoring of investee companies on implementation of E&S Action Plans
  • Investment themes: platforms, marketplaces, brands, tech

Solution

  • Interactions with promoters & business heads of potential investee companies, pre & post deal transactions
  • Site visits to the potential investee facilities for visual observations and stakeholder engagements
  • Assessment of E&S legal & investor safeguards compliance, exposure to contextual & climate risks
  • Preparation of E&S Action Plan with priority & timeline

Impact

  • Regular E&S risk assessment & mitigation for investments
  • Building business resilience & avoiding future litigation
  • Seeding E&S thought in business planning & execution from the nascent stage