Annual impact report: Global Impact Pool
We are proud to present the fourth annual Kempen Global Impact Pool’s (GIP) Impact Report.
While pandemic restrictions have been reduced to the minimum in most countries, the COVID-19 consequences can still be felt around the world. The need for investments that contribute to high-quality healthcare during and after the pandemic, access to affordable financial services to continue to run a small business, or renewable sources of energy – thereby decreasing the dependency on undemocratic regimes that provide fossil sources of energy – has never been higher. Our team is motivated and committed to addressing global challenges by investing in companies and projects that target positive change.
Over the last 4.5 years we have built solid relationships with our investment partners, and in 2021 we started to commit new capital to existing partners within the GIP themes of climate & energy and SME development & decent work. The year 2021 was also about starting new partnerships. We committed capital to an investment partner focused on making private equity investments in impactful companies in the Nordics and DACH region, as well as an Indian-based partner who provides affordable loans to underserved MSME’s and households in (rural) India.
In this report we share the impact that the GIP was able to realize thanks to the support of its participants. Two impact figures that sharply increased in 2021 are the number of underserved people reached via financial services at 4,463,028 – an increase of over 3 million more versus 2020 – while jobs supported more than doubling in size from 2,811 to 6,308.
Each of us can make a difference, together we make change.
GIP is a member or supporter of the following initiatives: