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LGT Impact Ventures

LGT Impact Ventures

Scaling positive impact in five sectors

Our investment sectors

LGT Impact Ventures

Scaling positive impact across five world regions

Our portfolio

LGT Impact Ventures invests in companies with scalable solutions to social and environmental challenges

With our impact investments we aim to generate attractive financial returns for investors and at the same time positively impact upon the lives of millions of disadvantaged people.

5
investment regions
16
active portfolio companies
60m
USD invested
2.5m
people reached in 2015

About LGT Impact Ventures

At LGT Impact Ventures, we have a global team of impact investment specialists based in the regions where we invest. We aim to be a strong partner for our portfolio companies over the course of the entire investment period. We provide critical support to grow their business and create measurable positive impact: tailored expansion-stage capital, business skills, management know-how and strategic advice.

News

Jul 28, 2016

M-KOPA Solar featured in theguardian

"The Africans buying sunshine with their phones"

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Jul 19, 2016

Newsletter July 2016

Read the latest updates from LGT Impact Ventures in our newsletter.

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May 24, 2016

First equity investment in China: MamadaV

We are pleased to announce our first equity investment in China: MamadaV.

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Focus on five sectors

We focus on investment sectors with opportunities to improve the quality of life and address the basic human needs of billions of low to lower-middle income populations. We have identified five key sectors that we believe are building blocks for empowering disadvantaged people and communities: education, health, energy, agriculture, information and communication technologies. By focusing on and creating impact in those areas, we also align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Our impact investments

Our portfolio companies strive to deliver attractive financial returns to investors, and to solve some of the world’s most pressing social problems. With effective, scalable business models, our investees have the potential to tap into large-scale markets considering the unmet demand of billions of people for access to affordable basic goods and services, and livelihood opportunities. All our portfolio companies have proven early success and the willingness to scale their footprint in emerging and developing countries.

Positive impact creation

Value creation is the core driver of our investments. From deal sourcing to exit - we work closely with prospective and current portfolio companies to continuously collect and analyze impact data informing their theory of change. We use proprietary tools and frameworks to assess and to measure the social and environmental value creation of investments and together with our portfolio companies, we use these insights to constantly improve solutions.

Fellowship program for professionals

Our Fellowship Program increases the capacities of social businesses and opens a meaningful career path for professionals. The program closely matches experienced professionals with purpose-driven companies. Impact Fellows work with the management teams to build organizational capacity, develop systems and processes and train local staff. Thus, they support the critical expansion stage and contribute significantly to the scale-up and growth of those companies.