Impact Investing

We partner with a diverse range of investors and fund managers to maximize the financial and non-financial returns of their investments. We help our clients develop focused investment strategies, robust investment hypotheses, and theories of change. We bridge our client’s objectives with the reality of local contexts, by structuring appropriate instruments and helping to guide effective execution. Our services range from one-off transaction advisory, to ongoing impact investment advisory, to fund structuring to asset management.

Sasakawa Peace Foundation – Asia women’s impact fund strategy

  • Dalberg conducted an initial market assessment of the landscape of gender lens investing in Asia and to articulate the theory of change for the Women’s Impact Fund, a USD 100 million impact investment fund that aims to increase positive gender outcomes in Asia. For more information about the fund, follow the link here.

Social Venture Fund Manager – Fund Strategy

  • Dalberg supported a Social Venture Fund Manager in refining their strategy and developing pitch materials for a new global impact investing fund to be presented to their board and other LPs, before going into the market for fundraising. 
  • The fund is currently investing in India, Brazil, and East Africa with a focus on unmet consumer needs in emerging markets.

UICC – Design and Feasibility Assessment of the Healthy Cities Fund

  • Dalberg designed the Healthy Cities Fund, which had the objective of financing city-level health infrastructure in low and middle-income countries. 
  • Dalberg made a market assessment to identify current sources and uses of health infrastructure financing, financing needs and gaps and barriers that inhibit investment. 
  • Afterwards, Dalberg developed different design options for the fund’s strategy and structure. 

KfW – Design and Structuring of the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria

  • Dalberg designed and helped launch the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN) on behalf of KfW and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 
  • The fund concept emerged from a Nigerian SMEs agricultural finance market assessment done by Dalberg. 
  • Afterwards, Dalberg was engaged to design and structure a growth capital fund, supporting fund manager recruitment, and developing operational documents. 
  • Dalberg also helped facilitate fund incorporation and early fundraising processes. 

AfDB – Design and structuring of the Fund for Energy Inclusion

  • Dalberg designed and structured a $500 MM African Development Bank (AfDB) debt facility to support the scaling of renewable energy providers.
  • Dalberg advised on market positioning and capital structure of the facility, management structure, domiciliation, and supported fundraising and fund manager recruitment processes.
  • The facility was designed to provide debt to off-grid companies and to small-scale power producers.
  • Afterwards, AfDB’s board made a $100 MM commitment. 

Big pools, bigger splashes: how corporate social responsibility funds in India can maximize impact and efficiency

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending is increasing in India, and is characterized by hundreds of small to mid-sized spenders

2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report released

A new report released today by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program, Dalberg Advisors and GOGLA finds that the global off-grid solar industry has taken a leap in the past year to help developing countries reach their energy access goals. Dalberg estimates that, to date, the off-grid solar sector has provided improved electricity to as many as 360 million people.

How building a market for toilet loans can help fix India’s open defecation woes

About a third of all rural households in the country defecate in the open. It has long been assumed that low-income families in rural India do not want or cannot afford a household toilet. New research suggests that this is not true.

Supporting FINCA Ecuador's growth

We worked with microfinance organization FINCA Ecuador to identify, evaluate and recommend effective strategies to remain competitive and expand its portfolio. FINCA Ecuador provides access to socially responsible financial services that allow low-income communities and individuals to invest in their future.