Investing in people with a passion to grow companies making a difference, our Impact Fund invests £5m – £10m in innovative, returns-focused businesses that can create a clear positive impact on society or the environment.
As pioneers in the responsible investment space, we were the first mid-market investor to raise an impact fund with the sole aim of backing commercially driven businesses that are committed to making a difference.
What is Impact Investing?
Our impact investments are designed to grow innovative businesses that create positive change by addressing environmental or social challenges or fulfilling unmet needs – often making people’s lives tangibly better and helping secure a more healthy and sustainable environment for the future.
We aim for our impact businesses to do this in an affordable and accessible way so that the impact is felt as widely as possible.
Industries high on our investment agenda include: low carbon and energy efficiency, waste prevention and solutions, healthcare, education and training, consumer markets and affordable housing.
What we look for
- Management teams who share our values and want to grow businesses while creating social and / or environmental impact
- Potential to magnify the scale of impact and returns with the right help and investment
- Existing track record of growth and cash generation
Our awarding winning, dedicated impact investment team are experts in building successful, sustainable businesses that generate value creation. Having a shared vision and values founded on great relationships is at the heart of our partnership with management teams.
Our Impact investment team is supported by the Impact Executive Advisory Board who work with portfolio companies to facilitate growth plans. These industry experts and entrepreneurs have experience of growing businesses in the impact space and generating returns across a range of sectors.
We combine operational and ESG know-how, financial expertise and a relationship-driven approach to all of our investments.
Executive Advisory Board
Our advisory board includes industry experts and entrepreneurs who have experience of growing businesses in the impact space and generating returns across a range of sectors.