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Impact creation aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals

It takes a shared vision, mutual goals and strong partnerships to succeed in tackling today’s social and environmental challenges. As impact investors with the goal to create lasting value, we align with the United Nations in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals that have been adopted by the UN in September 2015.

We at LGT Impact Ventures believe that only as partners we will succeed in tackling today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Together with our portfolio companies, we align with and contribute to the achievement of 11 out of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal number 17 - “Partnerships for the Goals” - reflects this attitude that we share and support.

We engage in and encourage partnerships for

  • Mobilization of additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources
  • Enhancement of the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communication technologies e.g. the partnership with our investees M-KOPA Solar MamadaV, Unforgettable and Big White Wall
  • Implementation of effective and targeted capacity-building in developing and emerging countries e.g. LGT Impact Ventures’ local teams in five world regions, the LGT Impact Fellowship etc.

How our portfolio companies contribute to the SDGs

In the overview below you can see how our portfolio companies have been contributing to the SDGs and what impact they have created in 2015.

  • Goal 1: No Poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 7: Affordable clean energy
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
  • Goal 13: Climate action

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Contributing LGT IV portfolio companies  Impact achieved in 2015
All   In 2015, LGT IV reached 2.4 million disadvantaged people, providing affordable services, access to education, employment opportunities and training – a multi-facetted approach to lift them out of poverty.

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
ACRE Africa   395k smallholder farmers obtained affordable insurance for their crops
Kennemer Foods International (Philippines)   7172 new smallholder farmers introduced sustainable cacao farming and increased their income 4 times

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
M-KOPA (Africa) + Husk Power Systems (India)   1.03m people have access to fume-free, clean energy
MamadaV (China)   500k mothers have access to maternity products and a knowledge platform
dr.consulta (Brazil)   103k patients received quality healthcare otherwise inaccessible to them
MyDentist (India)   167k middle-/low-income clients were affordable dental care
Big White Wall (UK)   14k adults registered on a platform to receive mental-health support
Unforgettable   Since its launch in late 2015, 8455 individual customers used an online platform and shop for dementia patients and their careers

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
Bridge International Academies (Africa)   Quality education for 76k children from Kenya’s poorest communities
Kennemer Foods International (Philippines)   7172 new smallholder farmers improved knowledge on farming techniques
K 10 (UK)   70 young people received vocational training, improved their employability
Lumni (Colombia)   1267 students entered tertiary education through Lumni student loans
Varthana (India)   735k children had access to quality education in India
Latimer (UK)   42 young people received short-term opportunity placements
Learning Possibilities (UK)   1679 schools had access to a platform of virtual learning tools

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
dr.consulta (Brazil)   103k patients, 80% women and children, received quality healthcare
MamadaV (China)   500k stay-at-home mothers were given the chance to generate income

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
Husk Power Systems (India)   179k clients in India got access to affordable, clean, reliable electricity
M-KOPA Solar (Africa)   850k people got access to affordable, fume-free, reliable electricity

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
ACRE (Africa)   Affordable insurance for 395k smallholder farmers, helping them sustain their livelihoods throughout droughts and years of bad harvest
Kennemer Foods International (Philippines)   7172 new smallholder farmers increased their income 4x
K10 (UK)   70 young people participated in high quality work-based learning programs
MamadaV (China)   500k stay-at-home mothers were given the chance to generate income
Latimer (UK)   42 young people received short-term opportunity placements
Bridge International Academies (Africa)   Better employment opportunities for 76k children from poor communities
Lumni (Colombia)   1267 students will have access to better jobs through tertiary education
Varthana (India)   735k children complete quality education and better their prospects

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
Big White Wall (UK)   14k adults registered on BWW’s mental health digital platform
dr.consulta (Brazil) + MyDentist (India)   Improved access to quality healthcare and prevention for 270k patients
Homes for Good (UK)   130 disadvantaged people had access to safe, affordable, quality housing
Husk Power Systems (India)   152k clients had access to affordable, clean and reliable electricity
MamadaV (China)   500k women used an online sales platform to generate their own income
M-KOPA Solar (Africa)   850k household members had access to affordable solar energy
Unforgettable (UK)   Established support infrastructure for dementia patients and their careers

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
dr.consulta (Brazil) + MyDentist (India)   Access to quality healthcare and prevention for 270k poor patients
Homes for Good (UK)   130 disadvantaged people had access to safe, quality housing
Kennemer Foods International (Philippines)   7172 new smallholder farmers increased their income 4x
M-KOPA Solar (Africa)   850k household members had access to uninterrupted, clean energy
K10 (UK)   70 disadvantaged youth received training, improved their employability
Latimer (UK)   157 disadvantaged youth gained work experience; 42 paid opportunities
MamadaV (China)   500k stay-at-home mothers had the chance to improve their livelihoods
Bridge International Academies (Africa)   Quality education for 76k children from Kenya’s poorest communities
Lumni (Colombia)   1267 students better their prospects through access to tertiary education
Varthana   735k children complete quality education and better their prospects

 

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Contributing LGT IV
portfolio companies
  Impact achieved in 2015
Husk Power Systems (India)   152k individuals dramatically cut back greenhouse gas emission
M-KOPA Solar (Africa)   250k households no longer use kerosene, eliminating toxic fumes contributing to global warming