GoImpact, an ESG and Sustainable Finance start-up, announced the closing of its Series-A round fund-raising, at a valuation of $22 million, tripling that of the last round.
The investors comprised a Hong Kong-listed company, Oriental Watch Holdings Limited, and a leading Hong Kong-based private investor. The support from these prominent investors is a recognition of GoImpact’s unique strategy in driving ESG adoption in Asia, and closing the knowledge gap in ESG and Sustainable Finance, the company said.
Awareness in ESG and Green/Sustainable Finance has heightened in recent years, further exacerbated by the much-followed outcome from the COP26 meeting last year. GoImpact is on a mission to drive the sustainability agenda forward, bridging the knowledge gap between talk and action.
GoImpact offers ESG learning experience in the market, providing case-based, experiential learning courses that are crafted and delivered by a group of world-class experts in sustainable finance and ESG. Its learning framework includes synchronized and asynchronized learning programmes and workshops. The Learning courses are structured to align with the17 United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), in 5 key areas, namely Climate, Education, Health, Inclusion, and Biodiversity.
Courses offered by GoImpact are recognized on accredited platforms in Hong Kong and the region, and include Certificate Programs with Executive-training academy of prominent universities in Asia. In a short period of time, GoImpact’s geographic reach has extended to 5 countries in the Asia Pacific, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, India and the United Arab Emirates.
GoImpact is founded by finance industry veterans Helene Li and Clarence T’ao, and a serial entrepreneur, Andy Ann, in 2020. With a forward-looking vision, the founders of GoImpact set their sights on the huge potential of ESG and began building an ESG ecosystem before ESG was brought to the spotlight. In two years’ time, GoImpact established a highly regarded education network consisting top ESG and industry experts, prominent higher-education institutions, industry bodies, financial institutions, large corporations, and governmental agencies across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
The company, acting as an influential ESG industry “thought-leader”, part-takes in and co-host visible industry seminars to drive ESG adoption.
“GoImpact is solving a massive pain point for the fast-growing and highly underserved market of education in ESG,” said Li. “We are thrilled to have Oriental Watch Group, a prominent Hong Kong private investor to be our Series A investors. The financial support from veteran investors of this caliber and sophistication is an acknowledgment of our business strategy growth potential of GoImpact.”