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Featured Impact Investor: Vital Capital Fund

Vital Capital Fund is a private equity fund with approximately $350 million in assets. The fund invests in developing areas, principally sub-Saharan Africa, in businesses and projects designed to enhance quality of life, and also offer substantial investment returns. The primary investment focus of the Vital Capital Fund is on the development of infrastructure, housing projects, agro-industrial projects, renewable energy, health care, and education. Among the fund's investments are the Luanda Medical Center in Angola and WaterHealth International (Source: Investopedia (https://www.investopedia.com/articles/active-trading/090115/top-5-impact-investing-firms.asp)).



Impact Mission

At the core of every investment and decision they make at Vital is impact mission. The firm's goal is to improve economic, personal and social well-being for low and middle-income communities in sub-Saharan Africa.


An Outcome Based Approach

Refining their focus, the firm has broken down their mission into four distinct but interrelated outcomes. They believe that investing in businesses that tackle these four broad themes will feed directly into tangible improvements in the economic, personal and social well-being of target populations.

Vital Essentials

Increased access to food, clean water, healthcare, housing and other essentials which are currently inaccessible (unaffordable or unavailable) to target communities.


Vital Employment

Increased quality skilled and unskilled job opportunities to improve economic well-being and social mobility.


Vital Capabilities

Increased local capacity and know-how which will result in sustainable, long-term improvement in well-being.


An Outcome Based Approach Refining our focus, we have broken down our mission into four distinct but interrelated outcomes. We believe that investing in businesses that tackle these four broad themes will feed directly into tangible improvements in the economic, personal and social well-being of our target populations.

Vital Essentials Increased access to food, clean water, healthcare, housing and other essentials which are currently inaccessible (unaffordable or unavailable) to our target communities


Vital Employment Increased quality skilled and unskilled job opportunities to improve economic well-being and social mobility

Vital Capabilities Increased local capacity and know-how which will result in sustainable, long-term improvement in well-being


Vital Infrastructure Improved infrastructure to provide for safe, connected and sustainable environments which facilitate economic growth and improved well-being


Managing Impact

Translating their approach into practice, they have established an investment process that integrates impact considerations at every stage. Industry-standard benchmarks as well as proprietary tools help Vital to evaluate each investment in terms of its potential and actual, short- and long-term impact. 


Download Vital's Impact Reports here: https://www.vital-capital.com/impact/


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