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

ACTIAM offers capital and knowledge and develop small initiatives into scalable investments.We monitor the progress, measure the impact, prepare reports and safeguard the robustness of the process. We are also active in the professional development of the sector. 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 debt capital to FIIs (Financial Inclusion Institutions). The Fund provides finance to micro, small and medium enterprises in developing and emerging economies by providing senior debt and sub-debt capital to Financial Institutions. The fund capital committed by the participants amounts to €117 million. Since 2007 more than 240 Financial Institutions from 45 countries were screened, for a total of approximately €3 billion. The fund achieves an IRR since inception of 3.4%.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 ACTIAM Financial Inclusion contributes among others to meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 1 (no poverty), Sustainable Development Goal 8 (decent work and economic growth), Sustainable Development Goal 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and Sustainable Development Goal 10 (Reduced inequalities). The fund has provided over 355,000 micro-entrepeneurs and small SMEs with (improved) access to funding; over 80% of these entrepeneurs are women and more than 75% of them 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 June 2021.

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