Impact Investments

We invest in early to growth stage businesses that deliver meaningful profit and impact outcomes. We also invest in established businesses to balance our overall risk profile.

Established Businesses

Dorper Wind Farm (RF) Pty Ltd was selected as a preferred bidder under round 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) run by the South African Government’s Department of Energy (DoE). Dorper Wind Farm is committed to ensuring the development of communities within a 50km radius, through socio-economic development and enterprise development.

 

LifeCo UnLtd invested in Dorper Wind in 2012.

Boogertman + Partners engages in projects throughout Africa and beyond, continually embracing social, economic, and functional challenges through Human Centered Design. As gold founder members of the Green Building Council of South Africa, Boogertman + Partners fully support the environmentally sustainable transformation of the built environment.

 

LifeCo UnLtd invested in Boogertman + Partners in 2011.

Hivos Impact Investments is the ‘impact investment management company’ – running funds that create both positive impact and financial return. With offices in the Netherlands, Zambia and South Africa, it manages impact funds that hold impact creation as important as financial return.

 

It invests in early-stage companies that can scale on finance and impact, assisted through partnering with International NGOs

 

LifeCo UnLtd invested in HIVOS Impact Investments in 2021.

A group of leisure industry veterans. Fed up with the traditional hard body fitness image and decided to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of everyone. By creating a club that specialises in meaningful exercise based on movement and function. Or to put it another way, a club that prioritises its members wellbeing – and works with them to create an individual exercise programme, whatever their age, shape or goals.

 

LifeCo UnLtd invested in Lanes Health Clubs in 2018.

Early to Growth Stage Businesses

We finance and invest in early to growth stage impact businesses that meet our criteria.

 

For more detail, please contact Emmy on emmyd@lcu-sa.com