We invest in enterprises that are already profitable, or are on the road to profitability. Enterprises that have created sustainable business models are the most likely to reach significant scale and deliver the financial and social impact our investors want to see. With our focus on impact at scale, we invest in proven models that can generate cash to fuel their own growth.
SIGNIFICANT MARKET SIZE POTENTIAL
Our enterprises work primarily in markets with low price points and low margins, leaving the one road to profitability through scale. We stress test our investments' readiness for scale beyond local markets with our 'eyes on the ground' experts around the world, and work directly with our enterprises to ensure a rock-solid foundation on which to build accelerated expansion.
We ensure that our investments create sustainable and fair business models that share value appropriately between all stakeholders - employees, consumers, investors, partners, etc. A rising tide lifts all boats, and as our companies grow, we want the whole community to benefit.
Our investments seek to bring the economically disenfranchised and marginalized into the global market. Whether it is creating access to jobs and additional income, or increasing access to affordable essential goods and services, our enterprises create the social impact we seek by creating pathways into the global market for the disenfranchised.
To yield more social impact per dollar invested, we will look to invest in business models that directly benefit women, either as employees or as customers. Increased financial control by women improves the likelihood of healthy and educated children, and decreases the risk of domestic violence. Moreover, increased women's participation in the labor force also increases economic growth overall.* Healthier and prosperous communities produce better and more sustainable enterprises.