Investment portfolio

We par­tic­i­pate in busi­ness ac­tiv­i­ties and in­vest in key busi­ness ven­tures in ef­fort to help cre­ate jobs and un­lock wealth gen­er­a­tion sys­tems through the stim­u­la­tion of lo­cal eco­nom­ic ac­tiv­i­ty, so­cio-eco­nom­ic de­vel­op­ment, and eco­log­i­cal well-be­ing.

We invest in the following sectors: media, professional services, clean technologies, natural resources and diversified.

The group is made pos­si­ble by a fo­cused mul­ti-skilled team of pro­fes­sion­als who pro­vide in­te­grat­ed so­lu­tions across fun­da­men­tal sec­tors. We part­ner with clients in all sec­tors and re­gions to iden­ti­fy their high­est-val­ue op­por­tu­ni­ties; ad­dress their most crit­i­cal chal­lenges and trans­form their or­ga­ni­za­tions. We fo­cus our ef­forts and re­sources on four dis­tinct, yet in­ter-re­lat­ed ac­tiv­i­ties:

  1. Building cross sector partnerships for sustainable development

    We lever­age cross sec­tor knowl­edge and re­sources in de­sign­ing and pi­lot­ing part­ner­ship ap­proach­es for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. The key sec­tors we work with in­clude the civ­il, pri­vate, pub­lic and aca­dem­ic.

  2. Facilitating access to know-how and development resources

    We work with in­di­vid­u­als, groups and com­mu­ni­ties us­ing par­tic­i­pa­to­ry, hu­man cen­tred, place-based ap­proach­es to de­liv­er sus­tain­able liveli­hoods, en­ter­pris­es and lo­cal eco­nom­ic de­vel­op­ment.

  3. Building local economies, enterprises, and livelihoods

    We run an­nu­al com­pe­ti­tions de­signed to iden­ti­fy, fund and de­vel­op high im­pact lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal start-ups. By pro­vid­ing ear­ly stage com­pa­nies with fi­nan­cial re­sources in seed cap­i­tal, work­ing space, train­ing, and men­tor­ing, we gen­er­ate mar­ket re­turns and catal­yse so­lu­tions to some of the world's most press­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal prob­lems.

  4. Exploring strategies for sustainable development

    We iden­ti­fy prac­ti­cal sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment path­ways through case stud­ies, part­ner­ships and al­liances. We de­vel­op and pi­lot pro­jects with­in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa work­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with lo­cal and in­ter­na­tion­al part­ners.

Why a triple bottom line?

To ad­dress the fol­low­ing three crit­i­cal chal­lenges fac­ing Sub-Saharan Africa:

  1. Sustainable economic growth

    To fa­cil­i­tate wealth cre­ation as a means of fi­nanc­ing so­cial pro­grammes; as a spur to at­tract­ing in­vest­ment; stim­u­lat­ing lo­cal en­trepreneuri­al ac­tiv­i­ties as the key for driv­ing more peo­ple in­to the job mar­ket.

  2. Greater social equity

    Both at the work place and in com­mu­ni­ties to en­sure that large-scale in­equal­i­ties are ad­e­quate­ly ad­dressed, and that so­ci­ety pro­vides at least for all the ba­sic needs of its peo­ple. Pro­mot­ing per­son­al well-be­ing, so­cial co­he­sion and in­clu­sion as well as cre­at­ing equal op­por­tu­ni­ties for all. Ac­tive­ly pro­mot­ing ef­fec­tive par­tic­i­pa­tive sys­tems of gov­er­nance in all lev­els of so­ci­ety—en­gag­ing peo­ple's cre­ativ­i­ty, en­er­gy, and di­ver­si­ty.

  3. Environmental sustainability

    To em­pha­size re­spect­ing the lim­its of the plan­et's en­vi­ron­ment, re­sources, and bio­di­ver­si­ty—to im­prove our en­vi­ron­ment and en­sure that nat­u­ral re­sources need­ed for life are unim­paired and re­main so for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions