Examples of investments that combine environmental and social outcomes
Ninety One: Africa Credit Opportunities Fund 2
Ninety One Africa Credit Opportunities Fund 2 (ACO 2) is a senior private credit fund investing in market dominant companies in African financial inclusion, infrastructure and telecoms sectors. The fund targets the development of the African Debt Capital Markets (DCM) by creating an alternative asset class, crowding in African pension funds.
Actis: ENERGY 4
Energy 4 is Actis’ fourth energy-focused private equity fund investing in electricity generation (buy and build) and distribution businesses (buy and improve) in select countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. The fund invests across renewables (wind, solar and hydro) and gas technologies.
BlueOrchard: Schroder International Selection Fund Emerging Markets Climate Bond Fund
BlueOrchard’s Schroder International Selection Fund Emerging Markets Climate Bond Fund (CBF) launched in Q2 2021 with seed capital of $75 million. The UCITS fund purchases mainly green bonds, as well as sustainability bonds, sustainability-linked bonds and general bonds aligned to climate action.
International Housing Solutions: IHS Fund II South Africa
HS Fund II SA (FII) invests in the acquisition and development of affordable residential real estate in South Africa targeted primarily at lower- and middle-income households with an average market value per unit of less than ZAR650,000 (adjusted by consumer price index from January 15).
responsAbility: Access to Clean Power Fund
responsAbility’s Access to Clean Power Fund provides senior and mezzanine debt to companies that provide access to energy solutions to households and SMEs, including C&I. The fund has a strong focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.
LeapFrog Investments: LeapFrog Emerging Consumer Fund III, LP
The LeapFrog Emerging Consumer Fund III, LP (2017) is a $743 million fund offering exposure to high quality financial services and healthcare businesses across Asia and Africa. The fund aims to invest in businesses that provide quality, relevant and affordable products to the two billion (and rising) underserved emerging consumers, living on less than $10…