Impact investing

Trendsetter in impact investing

ACTIAM is a trendsetter when it comes to impact investing. We launched our first institutional funds in microfinancing as early as 2007 and 2008: ACTIAM Institutional Microfinance Fund I and II respectively. Our strength is making investment opportunities scalable in high-impact themes. With a track record of over 14 years in impact investing, our team demonstrates a sound performance. This is supported by this year's A+ score in the 2020 PRI Inclusive Finance assessment report. 

We make impact investing scalable

It is ACTIAM's mission for impact investing to bridge the funding gap by creating non-listed investment solutions catalysing the transition towards a sustainable society. We develop small initiatives into scalable investments.We monitor the progress, measure the impact, prepare reports and safeguard the robustness of the process. We actively contribute to making the impact investing sector more professional. In 2018, ACTIAM was the co-author of the 'PRI Impact Investing Marketing Map' of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments.

Track record ACTIAM Financial Inclusion Fund (previously ACTIAM Institutional Microfinance Fund III -AIMF III)

The fund was launched in December 2014 and provides loans to FIIs (Financial Inclusion Institutions). The Fund provides finance to micro, small and medium enterprises in developing and emerging economies by providing loans (senior debt and sub-debt capital) to Financial Institutions. Since 2007 more than 300 Financial Institutions from 46 countries were screened, for a total of approximately €4.0 billion. The fund achieves since inception an anualized return of 4.1% (nett and in €) and has constantly outperformed the SMX Microfinance index.The average maturity of the loans is 2.5 years.

The ACTIAM Financial Inclusion Fund applies the sector-specific responsible principles of the Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance (PIIF) and achieved the highest rating A+ (2020).

The fund qualifies as a so-called Article 9 fund under the SFDR, which means that the fund has an explicit sustainable objective and aims to achieve positive measurable impact. 
The fund actively contributes to seven Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by the United Nations, namely:


Since its launch, the fund has provided more than 485,000 micro-entrepreneurs and smaller SMEs with (improved) access to finance; more than 83% of these entrepreneurs are women and more than 71% live in rural areas.

We keep innovating

ACTIAM launched its first institutional funds in microfinancing as early as 2007 and 2008: ACTIAM Institutional Microfinance Fund I and II respectively. Both funds have continuously outperformed the SMX Microfinance Index. As a thought leader in impact investing, we keep looking for new solutions for example in the area of food and agriculture. Due to a growing world population and increasing prosperity, the demand for energy and food rises accordingly.

Please read our case study on impact investing about a loan to Khan Bank in in Mongolia.

Source: ACTIAM, as per end of December 2021.

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