Impact Investing

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We invest in enterprises that generate a positive social and/or environmental impact, alongside financial return. Our impact strategy is to target fast growing businesses that seek to improve the livelihood of people living at the “Base of Pyramid”. Currently, an estimated 700 million people in ASEAN and China live on less than US$5.50 a day.

UOB Venture Management is a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management.

Please click here to view UOB Venture Management’s Annual Disclosure to the Operating Principles for Impact Management and click here to view the verification summary and statement.

To view case studies of our investments please click here to see an extract from our UOB Annual Report 2019.

We have launched our second impact fund. The fund will invest in companies in Southeast Asia and China that have the potential to achieve social impact by improving the well-being and livelihoods of Base of Pyramid populations in the region.

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Key Investment Sectors:

Agriculture

Agriculture


 

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Healthcare


 

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Education


 

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The Fund will focus on modernisation of agriculture and application of technology to improve crop yields and efficiency, including opportunities in agro-processing, food production, primary production, agricultural infrastructure, agricultural inputs, aquaculture and the cultivation of niche and high-value products.

The Fund will look at companies that provide sustainable solutions that cater to the healthcare needs of the BoP such as service providers, distributors and retailers of healthcare solutions, companies that provide pooled healthcare products, companies that provide medical education and companies that uses technology to facilitate provision of healthcare services, amongst others.

The Fund believes that the BoP’s demand for education will continue to rise steadily thereby generating investment opportunities in areas such as primary, secondary and tertiary education, as well as adult and vocational education.

Clean and Renewable Energy

Clean and Renewable Energy


 

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Water, Sanitation and Waste Management

Water, Sanitation and Waste Management

 

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General Manufacturing

General Manufacturing


 

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The Fund will evaluate companies in specialize in waste-to-energy strategies, biogas, solar energy, small-hydro companies and companies that provide clean water, irrigation, heating, lighting, cooking facilities and device-charging stations.

The Fund will invest into water distribution and management, waste-water management irrigation and pollution prevention products or services.

AIIF II will invest into companies that manufacture affordable basic consumer goods required by many low-income households, ranging from hygiene-related and personal products to furniture and low-cost vehicles.

Access to Finance

Access to Finance


 

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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing


 

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Logistics, Distribution and Infrastructure

Logistics, Distribution and Infrastructure

 

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SMEs in ASEAN and China tend to struggle to access finance and many segments of the population remain un-banked or under-banked. The Fund will invest into MFIs, financial inclusion service providers and others that may facilitate access to finance.

The Fund will invest into affordable housing opportunities, including the construction and provision and leasing of construction equipment to low-cost home builders.

The Fund will consider investments in technology-enabled distribution models and logistics strategies focused on lowering distribution costs and/or increasing efficiency of delivery to less-developed parts.

 

Our impact investments support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially the following: