WHY WE DO IT
In providing (soul) capital to growing social enterprises we will act as a lighthouse venture, illuminating a new way forward and attracting other leaders and innovators to our community.
BECAUSE WE WANT TO:
We are driven by a sense of purpose. We seek to ‘make meaning’ and to help make positive change part of everyday life for more people.
We see an opportunity to provide the leadership that is needed to catalyse significant change in the philanthropic and investment sectors in NZ.
We want to use our skills, knowledge, experience, and other resources to bring about positive social change.
We will be honest and transparent about what we do and why.
BECAUSE WE SEE A NEED FOR:
We need a more agile and flexible organisation that can act as a vehicle for bridging the private and social sectors. The sector needs this, and sophisticated philanthropists and social investors are demanding it.
The knowledge and resources to change our world are available to society, what is lacking is a group of people willing to take the risks and work together to find the innovations that will disrupt the status quo.
We believe in getting smart people on board and then learning by doing. Entrepreneurship is a powerful tool for disrupting social and economic systems for the better.
Part of the status quo we are seeking to challenge is the lack of sustainable business models being utilised by organisations seeking positive social change.
As New Zealand's first impact investment fund, we are looking to catalyse a market for capital that generates financial return alongside a social and/or environmental impact.