Ksapa develops, assists, and manages impact investment funds aimed at sourcing or investing in opportunities to generate both return on investment and impact on priority SDG. Our teams base their assessments on robust financials and impact measurement.
Rather than acting as a venture capital fund, investing in start-ups or taking participation in companies, Ksapa has opted to structure, organize and coordinate impact investing funds to fuel its own sustainability-themed investing programs. These programs and investments are designed to have real-world impact on operations and people, with core issues ranging from education, to vocational training, health, decent work, gender equality, agriculture, energy, climate action and the circular economy.
Ksapa is notably developing the Scale Up Training, Traceability and Impact initiative. Also known as SUTTI, the program aims to design and disseminate large-scale technical and vocational training specific to smallholding farmers working in fragmented agricultural commodity supply chains in South-East Asia and Africa. Find out more here!
ACTIVATING SOCIAL INNOVATION
Impact investing may be one of the most important social innovations in our lifetimes, as it leverages the massive power of capital markets for a higher purpose than maximizing returns for shareholders.
Given the onus on financial institutions and large corporations to deliver positive impact to the society and contribute to the SDG, there are major opportunities for investors seeking to explore the field, invest in companies, funds and financial assets and make measurable socio-environmental impact with an appropriate return. Embedding the SDG framework in their strategy is also a way to reinject long-term perspective in the way businesses and investments are designed and managed.
MONITORING FINANCIALS AND NON-FINANCIALS
Investors today would not go near a fund or company without audited financials. Comparably, investors cannot think to invest for impact without accessing data verified by a third-party. Combined digital, climate and social disruptions generate such uncertainty for existing assets, that is has become common sense to include these considerations in risk-hedging and to balance audited financials and non-financial metrics in evaluating assets under management.
At Ksapa, it is our goal to measure impact in a credible manner, to enable investors to make relevant comparisons and sound investment decisions.
FINETUNING DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Ksapa designs, structures and manages impact investment funds at all stages of their development:
- Building on our trusted relationships with global business and financing organizations of varying scale, we identify and develop investment strategies targeting impact across socio-environmental issues and delivering a sound financial return, either through sustainability-themed investment programs managed by Ksapa, or though impact investment funds;
- Through our global network, we organize and supervise complex legal structuring for investments spanning multiple countries. We may call upon select investment, accountancy, legal, regulatory and tax experts to reinforce our deep-dive assessment or global overviews;
- We manage and pilot the evolution of investment funds, by taking into account the effectiveness of their investment strategy as well as all applicable regulatory and legal evolutions, in open collaboration with expert advisors.
This way, we encourage and mainstream investment in companies and funds involved in the completion of the UN 2030 global Agenda, while safeguarding more traditional returns.
Working with us
Impact investing is growing fast. By working with Ksapa, investors and businesses benefit from a combination of financial expertise and sustainability field experience, to connect real-economy challenges with the equally real benefits of innovative finance. Working with our team, you tap into a trusted network of companies and funds, capable of meaningfully contributing to the SDG, in a manner relevant to your investment strategy.