Investing in a positive future for people and planet
We invest in businesses that change lives for the better, providing solutions to the needs of under-served people, and to society’s environmental challenges.
SIS Ventures Impact Report 2023
We are delighted to launch our inaugural Impact Report.
This report provides an insight into the progress of our portfolio and our approach to impact investing.
SIS Ventures Impact Principles
As an impact investor, we expect care for people and planet to be part of an investee businesses’ DNA. We work with founders and management teams committed to acting with care, and bringing positive change, for the people and places they interact with.
Mitigate or significantly reduce negative outcomes for people and the planet.
Generate positive outcomes for otherwise underserved people or the planet.
Contribute to solutions, generating substantial positive change.
SIS Ventures considers all impact investment opportunities and has a particular interest in investing in businesses:
Founded / led by women, people of minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, have reported a disability, and those under 30 or over 50 years of age.
Are headquartered in the UK, with local, national, international and / or global impacts.
Whose products/services progress the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Responsible Business Practices
Our investees have a common belief in business as a force for good. We help investee businesses:
Promote fair work principles and practices.
Minimise harm to the environment through their own, and supply chain, practices.
Appreciate and develop practices to bring diversity of thought across the business, and fair access to products and services.
Commitment to a culture of inclusion and to advancing access to capital for women entrepreneurs as signatories of the Investing in Women Code.
Understanding customers in the broadest sense and considering how to care and add value for them, including approaches to evaluating suppliers and other third-party relationships.
Engagement with communities touched by the business including charitable giving and civic engagement.
By working towards a more inclusive social investment sector as signatories of the Diversity Forum Manifesto 2.0.
Good Health and Well-being
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goals
Operating Principles for Impact Management
SIS Ventures impact practice follows best practice. We are pleased to be signatories to the Operating Principles for Impact Management. The Impact Principles are a framework for investors for the design and implementation of their impact management systems, ensuring that impact considerations are integrated throughout the investment lifecycle.
Read our latest annual Disclosure Statement describing the alignment of SIS Ventures impact management systems with each of the Impact Principles here.
We engaged with the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) to independently verify the alignment of our impact management systems and processes with the Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Impact Principles). Read our verification statement here.