IMPACT & ESG
More than injecting capital
Improving the lives of Africans is central to everything we do.
By 2034, Africa will have a working population of 1.1 billion people; larger than that of China or India. This presents a one time opportunity to benefit from a demographic dividend as populations in developed markets age. At the same time, a young and rapidly growing population will present critical risks and challenges. We are passionate about playing our part in diversifying African economies to meet the social, environmental and governance challenges of the coming decades.
We classify and monitor our Impact metrics in voluntary alignment with the IFC Operating Principles for Impact Management and we allocate senior management to ensure that Impact opportunities are identified early, tracked, monitored and evaluated at each investment stage. Our portfolio management team work with investees and the investment team to ensure that teams are adequately trained on Impact opportunities, processes exist through which to identify, track and monitor the impact of investments and these processes are properly integrated into the operational and decision making culture of the business.
What we care about
How we tackle it