Investments for Development


The Oxfam Impact Investors Community

Oxfam Novib currently supports companies in Africa and Asia who have a specific impact focus in the social, environmental or governance (ESG) related areas. We help connect Oxfam Inclusive Investors to promising companies at an early stage, ensuring relevant selection and identification of areas for improvement and support so they can become investment ready. Read more….

About impact investing

Impact Investing in SMEs that add ESG value

Oxfam believes that a strong SME sector contributes to sustainable economic development. The impact investment sector is booming and the number of investors that are labeled as “impact investor” is growing. Today around 36 billion USD (GIIN, 2016) is invested in SMEs labeled as “impact investments”. However, of this collection of investors, not all investments are in SMEs that add value socially or environmentally alongside their financial returns.

Impact investors, you’re needed to scale-up impact companies in Africa and Asia! Join the Oxfam Impact Investor Community and get access to talented entrepreneurs with established impact companies.