Africa

Impact Investing Strategies in Africa

Impact Capital Partners is a United States-based impact investing private placement. Below is a list of our current impact investing strategies in Africa. 

This Trade Finance strategy is focussed on the African commodity supply chain, with emphasis on the agri space. The manager is one of the world’s leading investment managers specializing in Commodity Trade Finance and the sectors financed are primarily for the international export market with established off-takers.
This PE strategy is buying established Agri-industrial and Agri-processing businesses that have been identified as turnaround opportunities. It will de-risk the project finance transactions upfront by buying the debt at a discounted price with the objective to turnaround the businesses so that they are able to maximize their potential.
With anchor funding and first-loss coverage from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the world’s largest climate fund, the goal of this Blended Finance Climate Strategy is to catalyze long-term climate investment at the sub-national level for mitigation and adaptation solutions through a transformative financing model (20% public / 80% private). The strategy's Global’s business model is designed to attract primarily private institutional investment and to deliver certified climate and Sustainable Development impacts and Nature-based Solutions at global scale (SDGs, NbS).
This female-founded Manager seeks to generate competitive financial returns PLUS positive economic, social and/or environmental impact by providing financing to Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”) in very select high-growth developing economies with stable political climates and reliable legal systems. All of their borrowers map to at least one of the UN SDGs + conform to the IFC’s exclusion list + meet local and international laws and respective practices + are in compliance with local environmental, labor, health, safety and business laws +commit to identify and track various bottom-up impact metrics, as defined by the GIIN’s Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) metrics.

Why Impact Investing in Africa?

For investors who want to make an impact, Africa is an obvious place to start. The continent’s rapidly growing and urbanising population, coupled with its resource wealth, is set to be one of this century’s economic mega-trends. At the same time, almost 600 million people in Africa lack access to electricity, four in 10 live without safe drinking water, a fifth of primary-aged children are out of school, and 237 million people are malnourished.

It should come as no surprise, therefore, that impact investing has begun to take hold in Africa. From creating employment, to strengthening infrastructure or supporting agriculture, opportunities abound for investors to address social problems while meeting consumer needs. According to the Global Impact Investor Network’s 2020 survey, 43 percent of impact investors have funds allocated to Africa – more than any other emerging market region. And 52 percent of investors surveyed plan to increase their Africa exposure in the next five years.

About Impact Capital Partners

At Impact Capital Partners, our mission is to connect institutional capital with the growing impact investment market to address the world’s most pressing challenges. By utilizing impact investments, institutional investors are able to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. We are constantly finding new impact investment opportunities in both emerging and developed markets, targeting market-rate returns. Schedule a call with us HERE if you’re interested in learning more about our impact opportunities.

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