The Third Way
Our mission is to enable a Third Way of investing, generating sustainable returns
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. 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.
We aim to converge the world of development and finance to create sustainable, impactful businesses
We are focused on catalyzing positive outcomes, comprehensively delivered across our four key impact pillars to address interdependent needs and align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“Today in the world, you have five hundred million farms which are less than three hectares, and those five hundred million farms [are providing] the direct living of two and a half billion people.”
Monique Barbut – U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification