About impact

Impact investing creates healthy return for people and our planet

At Social Impact Ventures we’re creating step change, improving the lives of people and the lifespan of our planet as we know it. In short, we dare to care.

Measuring impact

Quantifying impact is not only possible, it’s essential. We reliably measure the impact targets of entrepreneurs and quantify the results at fund level, linking to performance, and fee structures.

Theory of Change

With Impact investing, knowing the ‘why’ propels positive change. We embed the Company’s Theory of Change and social mission in corporate documents and impact objectives in the business plan, aligning all stakeholders.

We invest in 3 thematic areas

Circular Solutions
We back resourceful entrepreneurs reimagining and developing the products and services we use every day, and whose focus on circulair technologies and business models enable the accelerated transition to clean and healthy planet.

Healthy Living
We support entrepreneurs who are creating positive change in nutrition, fitness, and medicine, with a strong emphasis on vulnerable beneficiaries such as the young and the old, the handicapped and the ill, and lower income classes.

People Power
We back businesses empowering people to create sustainable livelihoods, championing education and employment opportunities.

Circular Solutions
We back resourceful entrepreneurs reimagining and developing the products and services we use every day, and whose focus on circulair technologies and business models enable the accelerated transition to clean and healthy planet.

People Power
We back businesses empowering people to create sustainable livelihoods, championing education and employment opportunities.

Healthy Living
We support entrepreneurs who are creating positive change in nutrition, fitness, and medicine, with a strong emphasis on vulnerable beneficiaries such as the young and the old, the handicapped and the ill, and lower income classes.

Want to learn more more about the impact of companies we invest in?

Impact report

What constitutes ‘impact’?

Impact is a change in an important positive or negative outcome for people or the planet. When assessing the impact your business has – and your suitability as a potential investment partner – we have developed the following impact framework:

Our impact approach

Let’s start with the fundamental; the Theory of Change

Problem
Which pressing societal issue do you aim to address? Which SDG(s) is this issue linking to?

What
Which effects do you want to achieve? Do these effects follow (directly) from your solution?

Who
Who benefits from your solution and how important is this for the people (or planet) experiencing it?

How much
How big are the effects in size and significance? What are the 1–3 measurable KPIs? Can they be linked to SDGs?

Additionality
What would have happened regardless of your solution?

Systemic impact
Does your company aim to change the system on a macro level?

But we won’t forget the building blocks of sustainable impact

Alignment
Do your company’s effects scale with financial growth, i.e. are impact and business model aligned?

Operations
Are you integrating The UN Global Principles in your everyday operations?

DNA
Is your organization always looking to learn and to become better at achieving the impact mission?

As your impact partner in crime we support you in every way

Together we set 1-3 impact performance indicators to monitor and track your impact, linked to your business forecast and applicable SDGs

Our advisory board & independent investor council will provide expertise and external validation of the impact indicators

Impact anchored in the governance of both our fund & your company (Articles of Association)

We align incentives for impact & business: carried interest Social IV team linked to both finance and impact results

Together we go on a mission for radical positive change

We challenge you in yearly impact sessions to bring impact management within your organization to the next level

We systemically evaluate the impact & business progress at both fund and company level

Learn more about impact investing by watching the following video.