SRI investors not only aim for strong financial performance, but also believe that their investments should advance social, environmental and governance practices. According to the US SIF (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment) Foundation’s 2020 Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends, as of year-end 2019, one out of every three dollars under professional management in the United States was managed according to sustainable investing strategies.
Sculpt Partners helps match private capital with the right impact opportunity, specifically across emerging markets in Asia Pacific. Through our sectoral expertise and partner network, we have visibility to ventures founded by enthusiastic entrepreneurs set out to address social and environmental problems with unique, scalable solutions.
We help SRI investors with market intelligence, and a qualified flow of deal pipeline that is aligned with their impact investment criteria and risk appetite. We cover a wide array of sectors from clean technology, agriculture and farming, micro-finance, health and nutrition, sustainable fashion, waste management and much more.
SRI investors also seek advice from Sculpt to enhance their existing impact management practices across their investment cycle from due diligence to monitoring of impact outcomes across their project portfolio.
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project® (SKDRDP) is a charitable foundation that focuses on rural development and poverty alleviation. The foundation has invested in social enterprises in the areas of financial inclusion, training and eco-system development, rural infrastructure development and social transformation.
SKDRDP runs the largest micro-finance enterprise in India through a Business Correspondent (BC)/Business Facilitator (BF) model in the Indian state of Karnataka, with an outstanding credit portfolio in excess of USD 2 billion.