We work in partnership with a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit clients, ranging from those who wish to more precisely reflect their values, or giving programs, within their investment portfolio to those looking to develop customized investment or philanthropic strategies to drive specific social or environmental change.
Our clients include family offices, corporates, foundations, endowments, charities, development finance institutions, and investment funds and managers looking to adopt values-based or impact investment strategies.
The Department for International Development (DFID) is a ministerial department in the UK that works towards initiatives which include ending extreme poverty, creating jobs and supporting the potential of women and children. IIP was engaged to provide advisory services through the identification of investment opportunities with a focus on serving the poor as consumers in underserved Indian markets.
Actis is a leading private equity firm focused on investments in emerging markets, with $5 billion of capital under management and over 100 investment professionals located in nine countries. Actis promotes responsible investment and world class standards across the realm of health, safety, social and environmental change, and invests with ‘the positive power of capital’ in mind.
IIP worked with Actis to develop an impact assessment framework for its global healthcare strategies. IIP worked within Actis objectives to develop a customised impact measurement tool that monitors key non-financial drivers from the hospital, pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors within healthcare.
Investors’ Circle is the largest and most active early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, they have propelled nearly $200 million into over 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community.
Ennovent is a global innovation company working with a range of clients including entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, foundations, development agencies,CSR departments, NGOs and companies. The firm works with a global community to help clients accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. Through research, advisory and implementation services, they discover the best innovations, support their startup in new markets, secure finance by facilitating investments and scale innovations to grow profit and impact.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world.
USAID invests in ideas that work to improve the lives of millions of men, women and children by: Investing in agricultural productivity so countries can feed their people; combating maternal and child mortality and deadly diseases like HIV, malaria and tuberculosis; providing life-saving assistance in the wake of disaster; promoting democracy, human rights and good governance around the world; fostering private sector development and sustainable economic growth;
helping communities adapt to a changing environment and elevating the role of women and girls.
Founded in 1948, CDC is the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK Government. It is the world’s oldest DFI with a history of making successful investments in businesses which have become industry leaders thereby having enormous impact on the private sector in their country and region as well as improving the lives of many, many individuals.
CDC’s mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
CDC’s portfolio of investments is valued at £3.4bn (year end 2014) and includes 1,331 investee businesses. Last year these companies together employed over 1,100,000 people and paid £1.5bn in local taxes.
GSK is a global healthcare company that develops innovative products in pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare. Currently GSK is working with partners to develop healthcare infrastructure with an aim to improve access to 20 million underserved people by 2020. IIP provides advisory services to identify opportunities within impact investing in the healthcare sector.
MW Brands is global company and a leading European seafood business. The company owns iconic consumer brands such as John West and Petit Navire, and holds the market leader position in its category in the UK, France and the Netherlands. MW Brands has a strong commercial presence across much of Europe and the UK, productions sites in Ghana, the Seychelles, France and Portugal and operates a fleet of eight commercial fishing vessels.
MW Brands engaged IIP to assist in developing a global sustainability strategy that would drive value within its core business and move it into a leadership position within its sector.
Initially IIP worked with MW Brands to clarify its goals and identify clear outcomes. IIP then designed a strategy that would drive consumer, retailer and reputational value. Our team now works with MW Brands in identifying opportunities to innovate and to differentiate within its sector through innovative investments.
The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health, because good health makes life better. The Trust provides more than £700 million a year to support bright minds in science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine.
They offer a wide variety of funding schemes to support individual researchers, teams, resources, seed ideas and places and also funds major initiatives in areas which are strategically important, by invitation.
Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. GIIN operates IRIS, the catalog of generally accepted performance metrics, ImpactBase, a searchable online database of impact investment funds and products designed for investors, a Career Center for job openings in impact investing and runs specialized fund manager training to help fund managers build applied skills to successfully attract, deploy, and manage capital.
The Stars Foundation is committed to helping already effective charities become even stronger by enhancing their capacity to deliver vital services on the ground. Each year, the STARS Foundation offers awards to outstanding local organisations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children and that demonstrate effective management practices.
Impact Investment Partners, together with its partner Ennovent, assisted the 'STARS Foundation' to enhance the reach, quality and impact of the 2014 STARS Impact Awards program in the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC). IIP and Ennovent worked to identify and outreach to high quality applicants from these regions.
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services company created to help solve the world's toughest problems by catalyzing investment capital for maximum environmental, social and financial impact. ImpactAssets currently administers $60 million in assets, building toward a long-term goal of $1 billion in assets. The company provides investment advice, manages a donor advised fund and tracks top private debt and equity impact investment fund managers for investors and philanthropists. ImpactAssets was originally incubated by the Calvert Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to maximize the flow of capital to disadvantaged communities to create a more equitable and sustainable society. Calvert Foundation has nearly $200 million invested in 250 community organizations in all 50 US states and over 100 countries.
The philanthropic tradition of the Rothschild family is based on a longstanding commitment to solidarity, social responsibility and the advancement of knowledge. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations continue developing a modern view of philanthropy through which they defend the dignity and empowerment of each individual. The Foundations’ primary focus is on education, with projects in a range of areas: arts and culture, social entrepreneurship, intercultural dialogue, health and research. Through their geographic locations and range of projects, the Foundations represent a rich, multicultural network. They identify local initiatives and provide close monitoring of their numerous stakeholders while sharing this experience internationally. By applying an entrepreneurial method to the universe of philanthropy, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations contribute to the growing professionalism of the social sector. They work towards the recognition of the pluralism inherent to all societies and the respect for multiple identities.