Sustainability & Impact

At the heart of our ethos lies an unwavering conviction: investments should yield economic value and attractive returns while championing sustainability and fostering positive change.

Our investment philosophy is a seamless fusion of sustainability and impact woven into every facet of our approach. This commitment translates into tangible results: job creation, gender equality advancement, enhanced literacy and health, fortified food security, and, above all, enriched lives.

Central to our strategy is an investment approach that marries superior returns with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. From investment inception to exit, we meticulously integrate these ESG considerations, underpinning our decision-making throughout the investment life cycle. Our mission centres on harnessing opportunities for broader environmental, social, and economic progress – a commitment we diligently track across every investment’s journey.

Empowering Growth Through Diversity:

Our investment ecosystem comprises over 6,000 individuals, driven by a commitment to sustainability. By the close of 2022, we proudly achieved a 50% gender-balanced workforce, embodying our dedication to impactful change.

Fostering Local Prosperity:​

Through collaboration with 3,000+ local suppliers, our partner companies have infused over $60M into the economies of our investment communities, amplifying the positive impact of local procurement in 2022.

Environmental Progress:​

Through our partner companies’ 24.2MW renewable energy contribution, we spared over 12 tons of carbon emissions in 2022, catalyzing a more sustainable path for our local markets.

We adhere to international codes driving top-tier Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. Our investments align with respected guidelines, such as the British International Investment’s Responsible Investment Code, the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, and the African Development Bank’s Integrated Safeguard System. We also embrace national ESG laws and sector-specific regulations in our focus areas.

We proudly support key initiatives like the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, the UN Global Compact, and the Initiative Climat International. Our commitment extends to the Paris Agreement’s goals. We foster climate-conscious, resilient partner companies, invest in renewable energy, and champion resource efficiency. Steadfastly, we pave the way towards net-zero carbon emissions alignment.

“We generate attractive returns and create substantial co-investment opportunities for our investors while developing positive economic, environmental and social impact for the local economy”

– Daniel Adeoye

Principal and Head of Investments, Verod