FOUNT is a leading impact investment firm, providing Strategic Advisory and Investment Management services, to drive social and environmental impact, alongside reasonable financial returns in emerging markets.
FOUNT offers hands-on Strategic Advisory and Investment Management support to its clients, to enable them to generate measurable impact with viable and scalable business models. FOUNT’s global reach through its Strategic Advisory and Investment Management activities includes countries in Africa, South East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Central and South America. In these countries we focus on various high-impact sectors.
FOUNT provides funding via the dedicated investment mandates that it has under management. Currently these include BIX Capital, Good Fashion Fund and AGRI3 Fund.
By designing, implementing and evaluating innovative investment initiatives for many years, FOUNT has demonstrated its’ expertise as a leading Strategic Advisor for high-impact initiatives.
FOUNT acts as a Fund Manager and Lead Advisor for a number of highly innovative funds and plays a core role in structuring, strategy, governance and related investment processes. We currently manage and advise the Good Fashion Fund, BIX Capital and the AGRI3 Fund.
Our clients include international development organisations, investment initiatives, impact investors and donors from around the globe. We have developed our Investment and Strategic Advisory offerings to meet our clients’ needs in the most optimal way and we have built our expertise around structuring impact focused investments, targeting low-income communities and eco-systems in emerging markets.
FOUNT offers a broad range of high-quality Strategic Advisory and Investment Management services and hands-on support to enable our clients to generate optimal, measurable impact with business models that target the lower-income segment of the population.
We do this by leveraging our investment and advisory expertise and international networks to help scale sustainable solutions responding to key environmental and social challenges that have the potential to generate lasting positive environmental and social impact, whilst delivering sustainable financial returns.
The impacts generated by the initiatives we work on contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs).
Interview in Impact Investor highlights Good Fashion Fund
Newsletter Impact Investor highlights Good Fashion Fund in an interview with director Bernadette Blom. The article “Dutch investment fund takes up the fight against fast fashion” focuses on the Fund managed by FOUNT, and its first investment in Prathiba Syntex, a supplier to C&A, H&M, Patagonia and Zara. Good Fashion Fund provides manufacturers with capital and expertise to scale up a sustainable way of making clothes.
Maraza project promises affordable, flood-proof houses
FOUNT is advisor to the Maraza pilot, a project in Beira Mozambique that has the ambition to build houses that are resistant to floodings and storms and at the same time financially viable and affordable for the residents. Partners for Waters recently published an interesting article about the project. “Affordable living in Beira: Every step is a milestone.”
Good Fashion Fund signs contract with first project
Good Fashion Fund, initiated by Fashion for Good and Laudes Foundation and managed by Fund Manager FOUNT, has signed its first transaction with Indian manufacturer Pratibha Syntex Limited for the replacement and expansion of sustainable equipment. The 4.5 million US dollar, long-term loan, will support Pratibha Syntex’s planned capital expenditures for the replacement of machinery and expansion of sustainable equipment in their spinning, processing and garmenting divisions.