What is impact investing?

For a long time, people invested solely for the chance of financial returns. Impact investing changes this dynamic. Impact investors provide growth capital to companies that contribute to a better world—offering the potential for both social and financial returns.

With impact investing, social and financial returns go hand in hand. You invest your capital in companies that, with their products or services, aim to contribute to a better world. A world where sustainable, social development is prioritized and where everyone participates. A world where we enrich the earth instead of depleting it.

By investing your money in these companies, you give them the opportunity to make the world a more beautiful and fairer place. For yourself and for future generations. Close and tangible. Together with inspiring entrepreneurs who make a difference. In other words: investing with impact.

Investing with impact

More and more entrepreneurs are starting businesses to make a positive contribution to the world. They demonstrate that business can be done differently. For example, by producing detergent from soapnuts instead of petroleum. By reducing the consumption of fossil energy with heat pumps. By rescuing waste from incinerators to create beautiful new products. Time and again. It is only through such initiatives that we can stop the depletion of the earth. And it works.

"A positive contribution to the world"

With a double return

These entrepreneurs are building an alternative to the ‘old’ economy by creating products that contribute to the health of the earth in a way that benefits everyone. They choose natural raw materials and harness energy from the sun, wind, and water. They also focus on manufacturing locally rather than transporting goods across the globe. This approach ensures respect and fair compensation for all involved.

Companies that operate in this manner are shaping the economy of the future. They are at the heart of a world we are inevitably moving towards. Their goal is to achieve both social and financial returns. Investors share in the financial returns in three possible ways: when entrepreneurs make a profit and distribute it, when they sell their company, or when they take their company public and the shares are sold at a profit.

Real entrepreneurs wanted

It is a challenge to find entrepreneurs who can truly make a difference. Hundreds try, but only a few truly succeed. These are the ones who are made of the right entrepreneurial stuff and are fully committed to their ideals. They are agile, constantly adapting to changes, aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and willing to make room for others who can do something better.

"Impact entrepreneurs need growth capital"

With companies of the future

There are many entrepreneurs who see opportunities in the challenges we all face. They derive energy from sustainable sources, grow food regeneratively, produce in a circular manner, and focus on repairing and reusing.

Take Jaap Korteweg of the Vegetarian Butcher, who demonstrates that you don’t need animals to eat well. Merijn Everaarts, with his Dopper, is making tap water the new normal. And Bas van Abel, who with Fairphone shows that you can make a phone from fair-trade materials and repair it yourself. These are all impact entrepreneurs who have grown their businesses with growth capital.

Would you like to know more about the Fair Capital Impact Fund?

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