We are proud to share our first public Impact Report with highlights of our 12 year social impact track record. Since we started investing more than a decade ago we have shared detailed reports on social and financial results with our investors and our inner circle advisors.
Since our inception, we have held the dual mission of social impact and financial return central to our vision and decisionmaking. Our Impact report portrays the key lessons learned from adopting such an approach, above all debunking the myth that there is an intrinsic trade-off between social impact and financial return. In fact, we argue the opposite: that our track record across 30 investments demonstrates that by investing in impact-focused businesses, you can generate market-rate financial returns with considerable social impact.
We are stepping up the pace in fundraising and investing from our fourth fund, uMunthu, and decided now is the time to share a high level summary of all our social impact reporting to the public. From a reporting perspective, we have been transparent and honest throughout this report, giving conservative estimates if figures could be interpreted in different ways. We see no benefit in overstating our impact. Whether you are an experienced investor or new to the impact investment industry, we hope you find this report informative and enjoyable. And if you would like more information about the topics and companies mentioned here, or about Goodwell’s approach in general, please do get in touch.