What is Impact Investing?
Impact investments aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating financial profit. Impact investing includes investments that range from producing a return of principal capital to offering market-rate or even market-beating financial returns. Although impact investing could be categorized as a type of “socially responsible investing,” it contrasts with negative screening, which focuses primarily on avoiding investments in “bad” or “harmful” companies – impact investors actively seek to place capital in businesses and funds that can harness the positive power of enterprise.
The impact investing industry has the potential to steer significant sums of money to market-based solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, including sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, affordable and accessible healthcare, clean technology, and financial services for the poor.
Ronoc strives to identify impacting investment opportunities in emerging markets, specifically focusing on Financial Services and Mobile Fitnech space. Ronoc seeks to identify opportunities that will both improve access to financial services and also enable financial inclusion for the underbanked in high potential emerging economies. As part of our commitment to Impact Investing, Ronoc reports its social contribution and impact analysis to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.
Ronoc is also a member of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. In 2012 the EMPEA conducted and published an independent case study on Ronoc’s investment in XacBank, highlighting Ronoc’s contribution and commitment to the institution. In 2012 The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) conducted an independent study on one of Ronoc’s Investments.