What Is Impact Investing?

Impact investments are investments made into for-profit enterprises with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

While philanthropy undoubtedly plays a crucial role in development, we believe that there is a strong argument for using sustainable business solutions to solve the problems at the bottom of our social pyramid at scale.

Thus, we support for-profit enterprises that:

  • Provide affordable goods and services to rural or low-income populations in a sustainable manner.
  • Provide accountability to share-holders.
  • Provide multiple-bottom line returns to investors by scaling up.
  • Are conscious of striking the right balance between social impact and financial returns.

In the continuum of investing, our enterprises fall in the highlighted band below: