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Welcome to LGT Impact

Impact Report 2015

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LGT Impact

Scaling positive impact in five sectors

Our investment sectors

LGT Impact

Scaling positive impact across five world regions

Our portfolio

LGT Impact invests growth capital in companies with scalable solutions to societal challenges

With our impact investments we aim to generate attractive financial returns for investors and at the same time positively impact upon the lives of millions of underserved people.

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About LGT Impact

At LGT Impact, we have a global team of impact investment specialists based in the regions where we invest. We aim to be a strong partner for our portfolio companies over the course of the entire investment period. We provide critical support to grow their business and create measurable positive impact: tailored expansion-stage capital, business skills, management know-how and strategic advice.


Dec 21, 2017

New investment in Kenya: Copia

Providing access to good quality, affordable products to middle- and low-income consumers in peri-urban and rural areas.

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Apr 18, 2017

New investment in Brazil: General Water

Providing full scope water solutions to small and mid-size corporates and municipalities.

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Feb 2, 2017

LGT Impact profiled in GIIN study "Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Impact Investing"

The Global Impact Investing Network published a series of portraits detailing how impact investors contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Focus on five sectors

We focus on investment sectors with opportunities to improve the quality of life and address the basic human needs of billions of low to lower-middle income populations. We have identified five key sectors that we believe are building blocks for empowering underserved people and their communities: education, health, energy, agriculture, information and communication technologies. By focusing on and creating impact in those areas, we also align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Our impact investments

Our portfolio companies strive to deliver attractive financial returns to investors, and to solve some of the world’s most pressing societal problems. With effective, scalable business models, our investees have the potential to tap into large-scale markets considering the unmet demand of billions of people for access to affordable products and services, and livelihood opportunities. All our portfolio companies have proven early success and the willingness to scale their footprint in emerging and developing countries.

Positive impact creation

Value creation is the core driver of our investments. From deal sourcing to exit - we work closely with prospective and current portfolio companies to continuously collect and analyze impact data informing their theory of change. We use proprietary tools and frameworks to assess and to measure the societal value creation of investments and together with our portfolio companies, we use these insights to constantly improve solutions.

Fellowship program for professionals

The LGT Impact Fellowship increases the capacities of social businesses and opens a meaningful career path for professionals. The program closely matches experienced professionals with purpose-driven companies. Impact Fellows work with the management teams to build organizational capacity, develop systems and processes and train local staff. Thus, they support the critical expansion stage and contribute significantly to the scale-up and growth of those companies.

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