What we do

SNV believes impact investing can reduce poverty through innovative market-based solutions. We link small & medium sized enterprises with impact investors.

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Impact Investing defined

Impact Investing is an investment approach that intentionally seeks to create both financial returns and positive social or environmental impacts that are actively measured. This emerging industry falls between philanthropy and commercial capital.

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Advisory services

Impact Investment Advisory Services targets small & medium sized enterprises in emerging markets. We provide pre-, post- and turnaround advisory services to clients and investment pools.

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At SNV, we know it’s about the stories behind the numbers. We therefore support local innovations and entrepreneurial ventures, where it is needed the most.

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Latest news

Last week SNV, along with 200 other participants from government, private sector, knowledge institutes and NGOs, attended the 'Aid & Trade in a Day' event held in the Netherlands to discuss developments in linking aid and trade in the water sector.
How is private enterprise helping poor households and communities access sustainable water and sanitation services? SNV and partners are finding out.

James Addo, Senior Manager, SNV Impact Investment Advisory Services, will act as part of the jury panel at CleanStart Connect's session "Impact Investment - Reality Check - Pitching Ideas". 

SNV’s commitment to backing investment in local enterprises is the way of the future according to entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Elumelu.
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Impact Investing is an effective way of addressing social or environmental challenges while generating financial returns. It is a win-win proposition for investors and society.

SNV’s Impact Investment Advisory Services (SNV IIAS) has been established to target the 'missing middle' - those entrepreneurs in the developing world who fall squarely between microfinance and conventional financing. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the developing world can serve as catalysts for sustainable growth by driving employment and supporting social inclusion. However, the potential of these companies often remains untapped because they lack access to capital. SNV IIAS targets the 'missing middle' by assisting partner funds and SMEs in raising investment capital and technical assistance funding, in addition to providing investment advisory services.

SNV addresses the challenges of enterprises at the Bottom of the Pyramid, by helping impact investors build quality investment portfolios and providing investment-readiness services to SMEs.

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