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From Impact First to 100% impact portfolio

Why don’t you have a 100% impact portfolio in which all your asset classes are deployed in impact investments? When I started investing I didn’t care a lot whether my investments had any positive impact or not; this was just an afterthought held somewhere in the back of my mind. I just was squarely driven […]

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Exactly what is social impact?

Social enterprise is the use of business to solve social problems. The companies in my impact portfolio provide some clear examples: Solaris Offgrid is in the business of selling solar home systems in Tanzania to provide access to energy to isolated villages and also supplies the software enabling kitchen stoves to become Pay as you […]

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My investment criteria

I try to follow certain ”rules” both for the selection of the startups and for the allocation of funds within my startup investment portfolio. These rules are not written in stone for me, nevertheless, I try to adhere to them as much as my human nature (greed and fear) allows me, i.e. I follow a […]

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Why impact investment?

I am another of the rational optimists and that is why for some years I have invested part of my savings in companies with high social impact. The goal of ending extreme poverty has been announced on more than one occasion and it is a fact not too widespread by the media, that in the […]

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