Our quarterly newsletter reviews the latest news from I&P (portfolio, team, etc.) and offers original content (interviews with entrepreneurs, editorials, analysis, etc.).
A look at our previous newsletters:
Edito of Nicholas Colloff (Argidius) and Randall Kempner (ANDE) | Focus: IPDEV 2 receives a 1 million euros grant from the ANDE-Argidius Finance Challenge | Portrait of Djibo Ibrahima, Director of Sinergi Burkina
N° 1 - March 2013
Edito of Jean-Michel Severino | Portrait of JP Imélé, Biotropical (Cameroun)
Edito of JM Severino | Focus on the IPAE fund's first anniversary
Edito of Eric Orsenna | Launch of the project I&P Développement 2 (IPDEV 2) | Portrait of Bagoré Bathily, founder of La Laiterie du Berger au Senegal.
I&P conducts every year an in-depth impact study on one of its portfolio's company. These studies give a great insight on the impacts of our partners on their stakeholders (employees, clients, contractors, local communities) and their environment.
Reports on portfolio companies
Nutri'Zaza, Grands Prix de la Finance Solidaire (2015)
Genemark, + D'Afrique
Small is Powerful
Small is Powerful
Initiated by the photographer Joan Bardeletti and Investisseurs & Partenaires, "Small is Powerful" aims to show a new facet of the African continent and to demonstrate the key role played by the small and medium-size enterprises for the development of the continent.
The project follows five SMEs, operating across the continent in various sectors: Agrisatch, a local producer of good-quality eggs in Benin, Centrale du Solaire (CDS) in Mauritania, which provides access to water and electricity in rural area, the Senegalese clinic NEST, dedicated to the care of woman and child, Indian Ocean Trepang (IOT), specialized in the breeding of sea cucumbers in Madagascar and Wecyclers in Nigeria, which provides an innovative recycling service in Lagos.
As an analytical and visual project, Small is Powerful gathers impact studies and on-site reportages. The project focuses on the entrepreneurs and office life, but also assesses the impacts these enterprises have on their environment and their stakeholders (job creation, infrastructure, improvement of living conditions…)
Before each reportage, there is extensive preparatory work with the SMEs, filling in an impact assessment matrix specifically drawn up by the project team and based on EU recommendations in the domain. The study questions the impacts of the company on its ecosystem (employees, clients, suppliers, local communities…). The contents of the matrix constitute a check-list which then guides the visual production (photo and video) during a 10-day reportage on-site.
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