Investing in nucleus farms to bring sustainable investment to rural communities
We believe there is a Third Way of investing and generating financial and social returns
Thinking anew… Acting anew
We believe in a socially and economically empowered Africa, and as such, we work with all stakeholders to create and finance opportunities that deliver economic, social and conservation returns over the short and long term.
Despite strong fundamentals, Africa lags the rest of the world in key social & environmental impact sectors. 70% of the population lives in rural areas and we need to help get those people into the value chain. From fundamental food security to the development of entrepreneurial businesses, investment in sustainable agricultural productivity and energy provision remain an effective means of delivering real growth.
Blended Financing strategically uses development finance, donors and philanthropic funds to mobilize private capital to enhance returns for private investors while driving social & environmental impact. Blended Financing has emerged as a solution to the high cost of doing business in developing countries where social & environmental impact is the greatest.
Impact Investing is emerging as a new strategy aimed at catalysing positive impact while generating financial return. Through impact investments, catalytic investors help create initial conditions in underdeveloped regions that ultimately lead to exponential change for current and future generations.