Cleaning and protecting
Armenia's nature and wildlife
from electronic waste
Inclusive Ventures match
a Skoll Foundation grant of
£5000 to Arion Ratings
Bringing self-confidence, empowerment,
employment, education, income and
infrastructure to rural communities
IVG co-invests with Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation, Omidyar Networks,
Khosla Ventures, CDC and Mark Zuckerberg
Modernizing China Post's retail
networks serving a population
of almost 900 million people
Providing an IT skill centre
and inclusive business creation
capabilities to Dumfries House
We believe in inclusive principles for growth and prosperity. Value creation in our portfolio and the communities we empower, is built on giving hope and opportunities to the disenfranchised.
To embrace diversity is not just a politically and morally right policy, it is a core principle to infuse sustainability. We are not restricted by colour, class, creed or culture.
“It starts by standing with the poor, listening to voices unheard, and recognizing potential where others see despair.
It demands investing as a means, not an end, daring to go where markets have failed and aid has fallen short. It makes capital work for us, not control us.
It thrives on moral imagination: the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be. It’s having the ambition to learn at the edge, the wisdom to admit failure, and the courage to start again.
It requires patience and kindness, resilience and grit: a hard-edged hope. It’s leadership that rejects complacency, breaks through bureaucracy, and challenges corruption. Doing what’s right, not what’s easy.
Acumen: it’s the radical idea of creating hope in a cynical world. Changing the way the world tackles poverty and building a world based on dignity.”
IVG has a market-based approach to solving environmental and social challenges. This offers expected financial returns ranging from the highly concessionary to above market. In this regard, IVG is no different from any other fund in the market.
IVG is actively investing capital in enterprises that generate social goods, services, or ancillary benefits. We look for businesses that are socially responsible by design, and built from the ground up so that social returns are measurable.
For IVG, social and environmental returns goes hand in hand. But we also look beyond assuring that enterprises we invest in are environmentally friendly. IVG is actively seeking out businesses that offer a quantifiable environmental return on investment.
Acumen raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty. What started as a bold idea in 2001 has now changed the lives of nearly 200 million people to the better through over $100 million in impact investments. Part of Acumen’s philosophy is to share its best ideas and experience from more than 10 years of impact investing, which makes the organisation a valued and important partner to IVG.
Yunus Social Business is a non-profit venture fund founded in 2011 by Saskia Bruysten, Sophie Eisenmann and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus. YSB raise donations for investments in social businesses that provide employment, education, healthcare, clean water and clean energy to over a million people worldwide. The organisation’s mission is to promote social business as a sustainable alternative to long-term aid, bridging the gap between business and philanthropy.
The Kofi Annan Foundation mobilises political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. In most cases the expertise and evidence needed to solve pressing problems such as poverty, armed conflict and poor governance already exist. What holds us back is lack of leadership or political will to identify and deliver solutions. The Foundation mobilises those who are in a position to influence and bring leadership to the world’s most pressing problems.
4SG is a newly launched non-profit, multi-stakeholder platform for accelerating the growth of the fourth sector globally. As IVG, 4SG envision a world in which the purpose of human enterprise is to advance social, environmental and economic benefit, yielding sustainable, inclusive, and resilient societies. 4SG supports the development of supportive ecosystems for for-benefit enterprises at the local, regional, national and global levels by advancing knowledge and policy, catalyzing and supporting engagement of stakeholders, and mobilizing finance.