Social and environmental impact

Tons of CO2 avoided
People benefiting from a better energy access
Full-time jobs created locally

Our investments provide innovative and effective solutions to key social and environmental challenges. Our impact methodologies, which combine specific reporting and targeted studies, aim to strengthen the assessment and monitoring of our partner companies’ strategic decisions and positionings.

We believe that companies achieving a deeper understanding of their impact can achieve greater efficiency and better tackle upcoming challenges.

Impact reports

Gaia Impact Fund focuses on evidence-based impact investing.

Published in 2019, our first impact report specifically focused on the solar home systems sector and the impact five of our portfolio companies made, exploring in considerable depth the companies’ sustainable footprint within local communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia.

In the latest version of our report (2022-2023), we discuss the lessons learned from a 6-year investment period in the decentralized renewable energy sector, and how to leverage these learnings to maximize the environmental and social impact of our new impact fund GEIF II. As an impact investor, we have a strong responsibility to robustly measure and report the fund’s extra-financial performance to our stakeholders.

We have defined GEIF II’s theory of change based on our own experience as impact investors, but also on the lessons learned from the industry as a whole and from academic literature.