The ThirdWay Africa Rural Development Corporation is a private equity business targeting commercial returns and social & environmental impact
The investment holding company is owned by family offices from Portugal, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Europe and the USA
We believe above all else that inclusive and sustainable businesses are key to unlocking Africa’s vast potential. Our years of experience developing businesses in Africa have built a belief within the team that investments need to be holistic, in balance with the whole Ecosystem, and transformative for the rural communities in which they are based. More than anywhere else in the world there are resources in Africa to fund education, wellness (preventative health & healthcare) and infrastructure. We therefore align these sources of funding to mitigate risk for the investor, creating truly investable opportunities that result in catalytic change for people and have significant positive social and environmental impact.
It’s going to take something from each of us, too, and perhaps especially from those who happen to be the momentary winners of this cycle in the game. We need to peel our eyes away from the mirror of our own success and think about what we can do in our everyday lives for the people who aren’t our neighbours. We should be fighting for opportunities for other people’s children as if the future of our own children depended on it. It probably does.
– Matthew Stewart, The Atlantic