The nature of our commitment is to subject our fund of $150 million through investments in our pipeline companies, to a rigorous assessment of their impact on the SDGs (at the city, company and country level). Impact will be on the portfolio companies we invest in engaged in agriculture and agribusiness, manufacturing, innovative technologies, mobile payment systems, and investments in city services such as transport, housing and waste collection in six countries. This constitutes a portfolio of about 20 small and medium enterprises in six targeted countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania. Our investment teams would ensure we assess the impact on SDGs concerned in this sector at the due diligence stage, help the companies we invest in build the capacity to monitor and track their impact on specific indicators at the company level that are aligned to the SDGs. Our portfolio management team would follow through with reporting regularly on progress of the companies we invest in and of our fund overall in meeting commitments made at the investment stage. We would work with other investors in the countries we are engaged in to develop approaches for incorporating attention to the SDGs in the private equity space and aspire to be an industry leader in the countries and sectors in which we are present. The Chairperson of the company would use her role in other networks engaged on the SDGs to develop needed partnerships to deliver on this commitment and ensure our assessments of companies when we invest, take into account and use the relevant information coming out of the SDSN process.
– Monitor the portfolio to track implementation on the SDG concerned and report on progress achieved for 100% of the portfolio
2025 – Ensure 100% of the pipeline companies presented to the investment committee have been assessed as to their potential contribution to the SDGs in the country and sector concerned