IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today that 60 investors have adopted the Operating Principles for Impact Management—a market standard for impact investing in which investors seek to generate positive impact for society alongside financial returns in a disciplined and transparent way.
A year ago, on International Women's Rights Day, I&P published the key elements of its gender policy, "Opportunities to bridge the gender gap in Africa".
With more than 15 years of experience in impact investment, I&P Conseil supported the design of these modules.
The impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires, dedicated to small and medium-sized African companies, carried out the intermediate closing of its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), reaching a total amount of 75 million euros. To date, IPAE 2 has invested in four SMEs and aims to support more than thirty companies in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2022.
The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1 (IPAE 1), launched by Investisseurs & Partenaires in 2012, exits from two companies of its portfolio: the group CONERGIES, based in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, and the Senegalese company Delta Irrigation. Both are made with strategic partners who can bring these companies to a new stage of development while respecting the vision and values of I&P and the entrepreneurs.
I&P and the Government of Monaco sign a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa
Monaco, January 15, 2019 - Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) and the Government of Monaco signed a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa. Launched by 2020, its objective will be to address the challenges of access, equity, quality and adequacy of education in Africa. Photo: M. Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation et M. Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires. © Direction de la Communication/Mikael Alesi.
I&P launches the blog "Entreprenante Afrique", in partnership with Ferdi and the African Club of Entrepreneurs
Initiated by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (Ferdi) and the African Club of Entrepreneurs, the blog Entreprenante Afrique is a direct and logical continuation of the eponymous book published in 2016 by Jean-Michel Severino and Jérémy Hajdenberg. Its objective: to witness and promote entrepreneurial momentum in Africa, by sharing entrepreneurial stories and helping us to better understand the context in which African entrepreneurs work
I&P's 23th Newsletter focuses on the closing of I&P Développement 2, with an editorial signed by Stefan Nalletamby of the African Development Bank (one of the main investors of the roundtable).
The newsletter also includes the latest news and arrivals in the team, news from the companies in the portfolio and the latest I&P investments
On October 16, 2018, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) hold for the first time its General Assembly in Africa, gathering about twenty investors in Abidjan.
At this occasion I&P hold a press conference to highlight the rapid expansion of its team, especially in Africa, its ambitious recruitment objectives in all its countries of operation and the launch of 5 new impact funds in sub-Saharan Africa over the next 5 years.