All investments are aimed to reduce poverty and create positive impact for all stakeholders involved. Poverty is more than a lack of cash. It can be defined as the lack of physical necessities, assets, and income. Hence, poverty is multidimensional and therefore the fund will invest in businesses contributing to three focus areas and run by a socially dedicated entrepreneur.
Our impact focus
We invest in value adding agriculture and food processors creating a positive change in healthy nutrition, food production and sustainable consumption.
We invest in enterprises that give women the opportunity to gain their own income and improve their economic status and wellbeing.
We support SMEs contributing to local economic development, create jobs, and provide better working conditions and a decent wage for people living in poverty.
A Plus for all
The Fund targets businesses with business models that take care of all key stakeholders; staff/entrepreneur, (farmer) suppliers, (high-risk) capital providers, the wider community and the natural environment. The benefits of our investments will be balanced among the different stakeholders preventing that one stakeholder disproportionally gains.
Targeting socially dedicated entrepreneurs
Creating impact starts with the entrepreneurs. Given their direct involvement in the local markets within which they operate, entrepreneurs are best positioned to realize opportunities for benefit capture at community level and create value for all parties involved.
Plusforall targets entrepreneurs with a “social heart”, they are driven to create with their business a positively effect on the people and natural environment/community around them. Their impact is related to the core business and is not coming from charity or corporate social responsibility activities outside of core business processes. Plusforall helps entrepreneurs to realize their dreams to realise a positive change.
Social Development Goals
Our investments contribute to the Social Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the United Nation. Each company in our portfolio is different and has an unique way of contributing to wider social goals because of their geographic location, target group, product, staff composition and wider community in which they are operating. Our work contributes most directly to the following SDGs; In our Social Performance Report we will describe our results per SDGs.