What We Look For
Up to US$5 million
#as sole investor or as co-investor
Expansion & Growth Capital
Equity + Debt*
Significant minority + board representation
Agri-business, business & financial services, education & training, food & beverage, healthcare, logistics, travel & tourism
“Finance First Implied Impact”
Market returns; jobs created; women in leadership roles; adherence to ESG practices
Interest in women-owned/managed firms
We like entrepreneurs and businesses with:
- A proven business model and good growth potential
- A desire to operate to internationally-recognized environmental, social and governance standards
- Focused and committed management
- A willingness to work with us over the long term
Performance Beyond Profits Builds Sustained Value
We believe high ESG (environmental, social and governance) standards and business integrity support a portfolio company’s competitive advantage, impact, performance, and build long-term value.
Pre-investment: we identify ESG issues integral part of due diligence
Post-investment: our ESG team helps portfolio firms implement best ESG practices.
IFC Performance Standards guide assessments of would-be partners and investment opportunities and offer goals for managing key non-financial risks.