Roots of Impact
Effective solutions for financing impact at scale
Roots of Impact is a specialized advisory firm dedicated to making finance work for positive impact on people and planet. They collaborate closely with public funders and impact investors across the globe to scale high-performing enterprises and innovations with strong potential for impact.
As pioneers of Impact-Linked Finance, they are passionate about the most effective use of public funds and catalytic capital. Their mission is maximize ‘impact leverage’ by mobilizing private investment for high-impact opportunities and shaping innovative public-private investment partnerships. While they are primarily working with investors and funders, they deeply understand and care for the needs of impact entrepreneurs, too.
Mobilizing private capital for sustainable development
Their team is specialized in all aspects of innovative and blended finance. This enables them to be a strong source of support to their partners as they pursue their missions to unlock capital for impact at scale. Their role is to design and implement innovative solutions that make use of public and catalytic funds to mobilize much-needed private investment for sustainable development. LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY DO.
Placing impact at the core
They consider impact assessment imperative to understanding when exactly blended and innovative finance solutions are needed and how they can be optimized. To embed impact at the core of finance, they design and implement funding and investment solutions that fairly balance risks and returns and provide impact-aligned incentives. READ ABOUT SOCIAL IMPACT INCENTIVES and IMPACT-LINKED FINANCE
Engaging in education
As a market builder, they are passionate about providing research and education to support more effective impact finance. To fulfill this mission, they kicked off the Initiative for Blended Finance at the University of Zurich (IBF) and run the Social Finance Academy (SFA). The goal of SFA is to empower impact entrepreneurs to access finance and professionalize their impact management. IBF strives to be a global competence center for the practical and effective application of blended and innovative finance. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INITIATIVE FOR BLENDED FINANCE and the SOCIAL FINANCE ACADEMY.See more