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We are seeking expressions of interest in initiatives that reduce carbon emissions. These initiatives also need to provide strong risk-adjusted financial returns.
<p class="font_8">Leaft Foods, Lodestone Energy</p>
Strong risk-adjusted financial returns
We’re here to make the Waikato the most generous region on the planet. A better Waikato for everyone, forever.
A Fund that purchases existing homes throughout New Zealand and leases these properties to the government for the accommodation of vulnerable children and young people and their caregivers.
<p class="font_8"><a href="https://www.newground.co.nz/investments/new-ground-homes-for-tamariki"><u>More info</u></a></p>
Our specialists have backgrounds in sustainable finance, social finance, funds, charitable structuring, corporate governance, iwi and government.
The Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures will develop recommendations that organisations can follow when disclosing information about the exposure of their companies to natural hazards.
The Value Reporting Foundation is a global nonprofit organisation that offers a comprehensive suite of resources designed to help businesses and investors develop a shared understanding of enterprise value—how it is created, preserved or eroded over time. The resources— including the Integrated Thinking Principles, the Integrated Reporting Framework and SASB Standards—can be used alone or in combination, depending on business needs.
Supports projects that will minimise plastic waste and its harm on the environment.
$50M over 4 years
Seeks to strengthen Pacific resilience through mid-size investments that generate inclusive employment and sustainable development.
Supports problem-solving and innovation in New Zealand’s food and fibre sector by co-investing in initiatives that make a positive and lasting difference.
~ $40m per year
The hub of philanthropy in New Zealand, providing thoughtful leadership and practical help for anyone with an interest in giving to make the world a better place.
We are a community-owned charitable trust that provides grants to assist community projects that make a positive contribution to Otago communities.
Provides grants and support to community organisations operating in the Gisborne Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Wairarapa districts.
To support our communities to build a thriving, inclusive and equitable Taranaki.
The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) champions responsible investing and a sustainable financial system in Australia and New Zealand. RIAA is dedicated to ensuring capital is aligned with achieving a healthy society, environment and economy.
We exist to transform lives through purposeful investing. We provide scalable investment solutions to help our value-led investors achieve our shared goal of a more socially and environmentally just world.
A treasure trove of free how-to resources for impact-led organisations including; impact investment, measurement and models; social procurement; social lean canvas; social enterprise business models.
The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses and firms worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation
The Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures provides information to investors about what companies are doing to mitigate the risks of climate change, as well as be transparent about the way in which they are governed
The Global Reporting Initiative is an international independent standards organisation that helps businesses, governments and other organisations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption.
SASB Standards guide the disclosure of financially material sustainability information by companies to their investors. Available for 77 industries, the Standards identify the subset of environmental, social, and governance issues most relevant to financial performance in each industry.
A follow on fund to the Impact Enterprise Fund. Investments focus on expansion opportunities in fast growing sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy, and education.
<p class="font_8"><a href="https://www.newground.co.nz/investments/new-ground-impact-enterprise-fund"><u>More info</u></a></p>
The IMP has brought together a range of different organisations to build and further global consensus on how to measure, assess and report impacts on people and the environment.
The mission of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project is to drive the creation of financial accounts that reflect a company’s financial, social, and environmental performance. Its ambition is to create accounting statements that transparently capture external impacts in a way that drives investor and managerial decision making.
Toniic is a global community of asset owners seeking deeper positive net impact across the spectrum of capital
GIIN focuses on reducing barriers to impact investment so more investors can allocate capital to fund solutions to the world's most intractable challenges. GIIN does this by building critical infrastructure and developing activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.
A registered UK charity since November 2017, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) currently has 35 member countries. Chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, the GSG brings together leaders from finance, business and philanthropy to solve some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. GSG is an independent organisation catalysing impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet.
In October 2021, the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill was passed and received Royal Assent. As a result, the XRB now has a mandate to issue climate standards as part of a climate-related disclosures framework, and guidance on non-financial matters.
Our purpose is to accelerate progress towards a sustainable, equitable and inclusive financial system in Aotearoa.
We’re a network that enables system change in the areas of climate, waste and nature.
Help clients solve complex problems and optimise for positive impact.
Indigenous ethical investing, Te Kōwhiringa Tapu is the process. We apply ancestral Māori knowledge to determine a set of key principles to guide and drive investment behaviours and decisions.
Law firm, known as the go-to team for tackling complex legal problems.
Provide legal services aimed at getting to the heart of what matters to our valued clients.
An equity fund called Positive Property (managed by Positive Capital) that co-owns new social housing supply in partnership with registered charitable community housing providers.
<p class="font_8" style="text-align: left"><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/positive-capital-positive-property/"><u>$100m committed</u></a></p>
Target pre-tax cash return of 4.5% or above
We partner with for-purpose organisations to design solutions that secure financial resources that enables them to deliver greater impact.
Impact Ventures is a founding member and partner in the Impact Enterprise Fund, New Zealand’s first impact investing fund. Provides impact investing and corporate finance advisory services.
Home to the innovators, the dreamers, and the entrepreneurs who are creating tangible solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
ImpactLab was created to empower funders and service providers to make informed decisions.
We help clients integrate sustainability into their long-term strategic vision.
Our purpose is building a better working world. The insights and services we provide help to create long-term value for clients, people and society, and to build trust in the capital markets.
We collaborate closely with investors, funders, local and indigenous communities to design systemic investment programmes and projects.
Through targeted packages of pro-bono (financial and business advisory) support, the accelerator connects Deloitte professionals to collaborate with game-changing enterprises that fulfill our purpose, by helping you achieve yours.
Ākina is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading impact development consultancy.
We are a charity that promotes ethical investment and empower all New Zealanders to be responsible for how they invest their savings.
First KiwiSaver Scheme to make an impact investment into social housing with a $15m investment in Salvation Army community bonds.
Not only do we invest ethically, excluding sectors that do harm, but we actively invest in companies doing good.
<p class="font_8"><a href="https://www.purposecapital.co.nz/investments/"><u>Portfolio</u></a></p>
Simplicity is a non-profit funder manager, owned by the Simplicity Foundation.
Through our digital platform, world-class investment funds and quality financial resources, Kiwis now have an effective way to grow their savings over the long-term.
Offers a world-class team of advisers right here in New Zealand, delivering innovative financial services and investment opportunities, supported by award-winning local and global research.
The Guardians has a long-standing commitment to Responsible Investment. We believe environmental, social and governance considerations, including climate change, are fundamental to long-term risk and return.
Dedicated to investing in a wide range of energy projects, spanning across Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki, Kawerau, and Kaingaroa Village.
As a community-focused trust, we provide support for local initiatives, facilities and events that bring vibrancy, connectedness, growth and economic benefits to the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga regions.
We support a wide range of not-for-profit organisations and groups from across the Rotorua community.
Provider of community funding to Hamilton City & Waikato District.
Private philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. We are helping to build a stronger, sustainable nation so that family, communities and our environment thrive now and in the future.
South Island’s largest philanthropic funder. Each year we grant around $20 million to invest in community organisations in Canterbury, Marlborough, Nelson and the Chatham Islands.
Provides funding and support to initiatives large and small to respond to their communities now and for generations to come. In doing so, we support community-based initiatives in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau.
Guardian of community endowment of over $258 million. We help a wide range of groups and people here in the south every year by distributing millions of dollars in grants, scholarships and community loans.
Aims to achieve transformational change for people, families, communities and places where the need is greatest.
Community trust focused on community welfare in the Bay of Plenty area of New Zealand. The trust manages over $250m of investment capital with 10% of this capital targeted for impact investments and impact loans and the proceeds from all investments directed to community grants, impact loans and impact investments.
We’re seeking established companies that are looking for funding to grow within New Zealand. Our investment size for each company can be anywhere from $2.5 million to $15 million.
<p class="font_8">Robotics Plus, Groov</p>
Superior risk-adjusted returns
Aims to future-proof New Zealand’s farmlands by applying large scale regenerative farming techniques to environmentally degraded and financially distressed dairy farmlands.
Impact investment fund seeking to deliver on three focus areas (increased equity, social inclusion, regenerative environments) in Tamaki Makaurau and Te Taitokerau.
Sub-market, Impact first
Building a system to create new value for climate action. Through new impact assets, markets and network infrastructure we can allow the true value of regenerative action to be recognised and traded. We are on a mission to unleash impact investment to the frontline with urgency, and at scale.
The Te Puna Hapori (meaning "spring of wellbeing") Community Infrastructure Strategy aims to deliver safe, warm and healthy communities for individuals and families to build a home, be educated, grow and flourish.
<p class="font_8"><a href="https://brightlightimpact.com/newsroom/generate-kiwisaver-scheme-helps-fight-nz-housing-crisis"><u>Social Housing Bond</u></a></p>
Soul Capital invests in enterprises and projects whose purpose is to tackle societal or environmental problems head on with innovation and scalable business models.
<p class="font_8"><a href="http://soul.capital/awhi"><u>Awhi Fund</u></a></p> <p class="font_8"><a href="http://soul.capital/tepae"><u>Te Pae ki te Rangi Fund</u></a></p>
Awhi Fund: Fully Deployed Te Pae ki te Rangi Fund: Investing, open to investor interest
Purpose Capital is a private equity stage fund whose mission is to drive social and environmental change and demonstrate a new way to make money work.
<p class="font_8"><a href="https://www.purposecapital.co.nz/investments/"><u>Whakatōhea Mussels Ōpōtiki, Bureta Build to Rent, Homes for Tamariki, Lodestone Energy</u></a></p>
Risk adjusted returns
Accepting EOI for co-investment and fund 2
Investments focus on expansion opportunities in fast growing sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy, and education.
<p class="font_8"><a href="https://impactenterprisefund.co.nz/portfolio"><u>Portfolio</u></a></p>
The fund is looking to invest across Australasia and the Pacific into early-stage ventures generating market returns and with potential for out-sized and mitigation of climate risk and/or its impact.
<p class="font_8"><a href="https://climatevcfund.com/blog"><u>Portfolio</u></a></p>
Provide low-cost finance to New Zealand’s Community Housing Providers to build new, safe and affordable homes for Kiwis.
<p class="font_8"><a href="https://communityfinance.co.nz/projects/"><u>$100m committed</u></a></p>
Priced to current interest rate market with a margin above the corresponding swap rate
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