What we do
Cordaid Investment Management B.V., the asset management branch of Cordaid Foundation, demonstrates that it is possible to create scalable and sustainable social impact in fragile contexts. We invest in Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) that offer inclusive finance to micro entrepreneurs. We also invest in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that have limited or no financial alternatives. Cordaid Investments uses a mix of instruments: patient capital (equity and subordinated debt) and senior debt including loans with longer maturities. We harness social returns throughout our investment processes and we pride ourselves of being forward thinking when it comes to measuring social impact and designing social performance indicators and assessment tools.
Cordaid Investments manages thematic investment funds that foster Cordaid’s multidisciplinary approach to development. The Rural and Agriculture Fund (RURAF) provides agricultural subsectors with access to finance to boost local rural economies. RURAF focuses on MFIs that serve farmers and rural microentrepreneurs. The Stability Impact Fund (SIF) contributes to economic development in fragile communities. SIF is an impact fund serving all segments of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The Stability Impact Fund Africa (SIFA) will be a carve-out of SIF specifically focusing on Africa. It provides SMEs with access to inclusive finance in combination with Cordaid’s Business Development Services.
Cordaid Investments is a 100% subsidiary of Cordaid Foundation, which is a frontrunner in opening markets to impact investment since 1997. Cordaid Investments works with a professional investment team of 20 persons, with backgrounds in banking and development aid. Cordaid Investments is currently active in 21 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.