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Impact investing & gender lens investing strategies, execution & management for private market funders

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Unlock the hidden value of your investments to improve the human condition

As an impact capital advisory and placement firm, we use capital to rethink and reform markets, systemic biases, and structural deficiencies to achieve a more prosperous and inclusive society

We value creativity, integrity and honesty in equitable fashion with all our stakeholders

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PLAN & STRATEGize

WHETHER YOU’RE BUILDING A VISION OR EVALUATING EXISTING IMPACT STRATEGIES, MARIGOLD CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP A CUSTOM STRATEGY BASED ON YOUR GOALS AND WHERE YOU ARE ALONG THE PATH.

STRATEGY & PLANNING

From building an impact investing or venture philanthropy vision and mandate, to updating or evaluating existing impact strategies, we can create customized solutions to help wherever a funder is along its path:

Investment strategy, thesis, policy statement or theory of change

Impact logic models, metrics, performance and evaluation plans

Investment criteria and diligence processes (including using a gender lens)

Transaction structuring and portfolio building

Portfolio management and risk management planning

Governance, stakeholder and accountability strategies and plans

Research across sectors, markets and macro movements, geographies, technology and innovation, social enterprise models and deal flow

Invest

AS SEASONED IMPACT INVESTORS, WE’VE FACILITATED THE INVESTMENT OF OVER $100 MILLION RISK-ADJUSTED IMPACT DOLLARS ON BEHALF OF ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS – AND WE’D BE DELIGHTED TO DO THE SAME FOR YOU.

 

Investments

As impact investors ourselves, we aim to use the best of international development and traditional early stage investing. We use design and systems thinking, blended and innovative finance, and always aim to have the entrepreneur’s best interests aligned.

We can help funders in various ways by providing outsourced investment management or CIO for hire services, working through syndicated and pooled assets, structured impact investment products, and individual transactions.

We are also positioned to build or upgrade infrastructure around the investment cycle process, inclusive of impact investment sourcing, due diligence, portfolio construction, deal structuring, committee and advisory governance, portfolio management and value add, and exits. We can increase intentionality and discipline, add a gender lens or other social lens, and better align processes to improve impact and financial outcomes.

 

make an Impact

MARIGOLD HELPS YOU USE YOUR CAPITAL TO CREATE A MORE EQUITABLE AND PROSPEROUS SOCIETY, not make CONCESSIONS, TRADE-OFFS OR SUBSIDIES.

WITH OUR HELP, YOU CAN EXPECT A(N IMPACTFUL!) RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT. WE CONSIDER MARKET AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS, TYPES OF IMPACT SOUGHT, CAPITAL TYPES AND AMOUNTS, LIQUIDITY AND EXIT SCENARIO TIMELINES, FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND RETURN EXPECTATIONS – AND INTEGRATE A THEORY OF CHANGE AND IMPACT STRATEGY WITH INVESTMENT AND IMPACT METRICS MANAGEMENT TO MAKE IT happen.

Impact

Impact investing is not about making concessions, trade-offs or subsidies.

We help ensure that funders achieve appropriate impact of investments by integrating an impact strategy and theory of change with investment and impact metrics management.

Market and environmental factors, liquidity and exit scenario timelines, types of impact sought, financial instruments and return expectations are all considered in designing the largest impact possible aligned to a funder’s risk-adjusted financial return.