Building the market for more effective impact investing

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Roots of Impact

Shaping finance for positive impact

Roots of Impact is an impact finance advisory firm working with public funders, philanthropists and impact investors globally to finance private sector innovations and enterprises with strong potential for positive impact. We are dedicated to designing and implementing effective solutions and programs for financing social impact at scale and are driven by the desire to maximize the impact on every dollar granted or invested.

Mobilizing private capital for sustainable development

We are specialized in all aspects of innovative and blended finance that unlocks capital for the benefit of people and planet. With our partners, we implement financing models and programs where public and philanthropic funds mobilize additional private investment – by de-risking or enhancing revenues with incentives linked to social impact.

Impact at the core

We consider impact assessment imperative to understanding when blended or innovative finance is needed and how it can be optimized. Thus, we design and implement funding and investment models that fairly balance risks and returns and provide impact-aligned incentives. We also support impact investors and other funders in optimizing their portfolio and deal flow towards strong and sustained impact.

Engaged in market building

As a market builder, we care deeply about education around finance for positive impact and are incubating the Social Finance Academy – a one-stop-shop for practical knowledge & tools in the field of impact finance.

Who we partner with

We are working with several partners and pioneers in impact finance on forward-looking projects. Read more

Which principles we apply

A coherent set of principles guides our impact finance activities. Read more

What drives us

A huge amount of capital around the world is waiting to be invested for social and environmental impact. Yet too little of it makes its way to high-impact social enterprises…

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What drives our clients

Our investor clients are looking to realise financial returns in high-performing social enterprises or funds without compromising on social or environmental impact …

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