Els Boerhof, managing partner and co-owner of Goodwell Investments, approaches impact investing with the same dedication that helped her sail across the Atlantic Ocean twice.
The Impact Funds Mandate comprises three SDG-focused funds and will be to a wider range of existing clients with a minimum investment of €50,000.
The Southeast Asia Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund, backed by Danish pension fund Pӕdagogernes Pension, has invested in Teky Alpha JSC to support childhood education in Vietnam.
Other key impact themes covered by these funds include access to food, food tech, smallholder farming, and small-scale fisheries.
Three Dutch financial institutions are the latest investors in the impact investing cooperative’s Healthy Food Systems Impact Fund II, which is set to close later in 2023 with a target of €60m.
The partnership aims to mobilise institutional capital for private sector projects in Africa via the ILX Fund I, which is backed by Dutch pension funds. It will also support a new fund set to be launched in coming months.
The Belgian impact fund manager has secured backing from Degroof Petercam Asset Management and Korys to accelerate its growth and impact in emerging countries.
The fund is the first to be launched on Lloyd’s new investment platform, created as a vehicle to pool the collective resources of the insurance market’s investors.
The fund has increased its investment in PEF Technologies, a tech firm developing a more sustainable, less energy-demanding alternative to traditional pasteurisation.
An impact fund launched in early 2022 to target Dutch circular economy projects that require patient capital has attracted new participants, including two insurers.
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