European Impact Investing fund manager Impact Partners activated its new fund Impact Croissance IV, which include a 2.5 million investment from Candriam’s private equity fund Candriam Impact One. The objective of the fund is to support entrepreneurs in developing a strong social impact aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework. Their five main objectives include Good health and well-being (SDG 3), Quality Education (SDG 4), Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), Reduced inequalities (SDG 10), and Responsible consumption and production (SDG 12).
Candriam Impact One gives its investors exposure, via investment funds and co-investments, to companies whose performance is linked to measurable social or environmental factors. The fund exclusively invests in European businesses that support areas of need, including access to healthcare, education and employment as well as targets companies that support an inclusive economy and contribute to responsible production and consumption efforts. Inequality is important but so are opportunities with the increase of social entrepreneurs and digitalization.
Impact Partners continues to receive strong support from its strategic investors and expand its platform from Paris to Barcelona, Copenhagen and Frankfurt, aiming to better support social businesses leaders for European leadership.
About Impact Partners: Impact Partners is a European platform fully dedicated to impact investing. It was created in 2008 after the urban riots in France, the company currently manages €300m with fourty professionals representing 6 different European nationalities. Trough its offices in Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Barcelona, IMPACT Growth IV Fund supports social entrepreneurs willing to be European leaders.