Development impact

Development investments: scalable business models with high growth potential

Development Investments invest in businesses in developing countries, helping to create highly scalable business models that leverage the size of the population to deliver high growth potential. The businesses’ commercial success benefits both the business and the investors through financial returns.

An inclusive business engages in the six impact themes

Inclusive businesses not only seek to profit, but also to contribute to measurable positive environmental and social outcomes within the six impact themes.

responsAbility’s six impact themes, combined with our focus topics, encompass all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are inherent in every responsAbility-managed investment.    

The responsAbility investment approach

As an asset manager with a thematic approach, responsAbility considers competitive financial returns and high impact for each investment. This unique vision aims to create prosperity for investors, companies and local societies.

Managing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risks

Our ESG Policy forms the basis of the systematic process that we follow to identify, assess and manage ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) risks associated with all of our potential investments.

Selecting & Monitoring investments based on return, risk and impact

Development investments can be complex, but with a solid process and in-house experts, every investment, through selecting and monitoring, remains aligned with our investors and clients interests focusing on both financial returns and impact at each stage of the investment process.

Impact investing figures 2016

While it is easy to measure financial returns, measuring impact accurately is the key to revealing that the thematic nature of the investments has been achieved.