Launch of the 7th edition of INOKS Capital Impact Report
Sharing our 2022-23 Impact Report, a significant year for INOKS Capital marking the company's 20th anniversary. During a year witnessing economic and geopolitical shifts, INOKS Capital's commitment to support sustainable commodity value chains is unwavering. This report highlights: - 333M of new capital deployed into 11 emerging markets and 14 frontier markets. - 110,713MT of staple foods produced. - 10,768 direct jobs supported. - 36,514 smallholder farmers reached, with almost 30% women farmers. - Advanced with two existing Technical Assistance projects in West and Southern Africa.Learn more
Investors Recognise the Opportunities Associated with Funding the Future of Food
Exciting News! We are thrilled to announce the publication of a thought-provoking article by our colleague Giulia Schuck, on the AIMA Journal! In her article, titled "From Niche to Norm: Impact Investing in Agriculture Continues to Rise as Investors Recognise the Opportunities Associated with Funding the Future of Food," Giulia explores the remarkable growth and potential of impact investing in the agricultural sector. We invite you all to read Giulia's article and join the conversation on the future of impact investing in agriculture. Let's continue working together to create a more sustainable and resilient world.Learn more
INOKS Capital’s new Swiss-based investee brings clean energy to emerging markets.
INOKS Capital is pleased to introduce MPower Ventures, another brilliant investee that is truly aligned with our efforts to support inclusive and sustainable growth in emerging markets. MPower is a Swiss Fintech and climate impact startup that enables households and SMEs to access affordable solar power in Sub-Saharan Africa. INOKS is supporting their activities across Togo, Ghana, and Cameroon. We’re glad to be able to contribute to MPower Ventures’ efforts to improve financial inclusion and the overall socioeconomic status of local populations along with promoting energy security and climate change mitigation.Learn more
New investee announcement: an alternative trade financier that provides financial services to small, underserved businesses in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Nigeria.
INOKS Capital S.A. will provide short-term debt to increase Asante Financial Services Group’s liquidity and extend the company’s ability to offer loans to small businesses in Kenya. Asante’s role is key in removing traditional barriers, allowing more local SMEs to enter the formal economy, and, in turn, supporting inclusive growth and development. The company contributes to employment, poverty reduction and women empowerment; significantly improving financial inclusion for microentrepreneurs and meeting the 2X Challenge: Financing for Women.Learn more
The Agriculture Impact Performance Benchmark represents a significant step for the impact investing world
In an effort to bring GIIN’s UK members together to discuss the latest impact investing-related topics, the GIIN team hosted a formal session in London, where Sophia Sunderji presented the Benchmark and INOKS Capital was asked to participate as a member of the benchmark design team. Isabella Craft, Impact Investment Analyst at INOKS Capital, shared the team’s experience in the design process and intended use cases, while Ursula Nitschke, Head of Marketing and Investor Relations at INOKS Capital, described why having a benchmark is important and its benefits for both investors, and investment managers.Learn more
INOKS Capital contributed to Leaders for Peace’s Itinerant School in Abidjan
The Leaders for Peace Foundation (Leaders pour la Paix) organised a new edition of the Itinerant School of Peace from February 27 to March 4, 2023, in collaboration with the renowned Political Institute of Amadou Gon Coulibaly in Abidjan. Out of 4000 applications, 100 students were selected to participate in this seminar. These students come primarily from the Ivorian educational system, studying at faculties in both Abidjan and Yamoussoukro. INOKS Capital S.A. is grateful to have contributed to this meaningful experience and we hope students can use the lessons learned to contribute to building solutions.Learn more
INOKS Capital is proud to have helped build the GIIN’s pilot agriculture impact performance benchmark
INOKS Capital is one of the 16 agriculture impact investment funds who contributed to the design of a new tool enabling investors to measure the impact of their investments against others: the agriculture impact performance benchmark. It was launched on 23.03.23 by The Global Impact Investing Network and represents a significant step forward in impact investing and the impact measurement field. Find out more about it by clicking on the link below.Learn more
INOKS Capital selected to the Impact Assets 50 for the fourth consecutive year
We're excited to announce that we've been selected to the Impact Assets 50 2023, this is the 4th year in a row! The IA50 recognises a diverse group of impact investment fund managers who demonstrate a commitment to generating positive social, environmental, and financial impact: http://bit.ly/IA502023.Learn more