Putting impact at the heart of financial strategy is a growing trend. From international commitments such as the Business for Inclusive Growth initiative from the OCDE, to more concrete cases as the one we present in this article. At KOIS, we are happy to see these becoming a real part of how finance is done on a global scale. The latest example to date? A Social and Environmental Impact loan from the 2nd largest French Bank. This new offer aims to valorise the social or environmental engagement of its clients in the real estate and social housing sector.
In Alicante, Spain, air pollution is responsible for 4 million deaths per year and, while advocates put pressure on fossil fuel companies and airlines for their role in polluting the sky,there is also a more unlikely culprit: Health facilities.
Inclusio, a private real estate company with social ambitions, wants to go public, preferably as early as next autumn.
The Belgian impact investing company has just completed an important fund raising in which AvH participated. What is the objective? To boost innovative solutions in Indian health technology.
HealthQuad had raised Rs 75 crore in 2016 under its first fund and invested Rs 250 crore along with its investors in the seven Indian companies like Medika Bazar, Regency Hospital and others. Through the second fund, HealthQuad seeks to invest in disruptive, technology based and innovation driven businesses which transform healthcare in India, generate value and also create deep social impact.
Press release: How India’s healthcare focused fund HealthQuad disrupts health systems without compromising on financial and societal returns
Today, 3.8 billion people do not have access to quality healthcare. Some venture and private equity funds such as HealthQuad want to bridge the gap where public healthcare investments fail, and the Covid-19 crisis is a painful proof of this urgent need.