Scipion welcomes UN ILO to London for knowledge-sharing day

18 July 2019
Category: Business | Funds

Scipion welcomes UN ILO to London for knowledge-sharing day

As part of Scipion’s commitment to investing for environmental and social impact the team were delighted to welcome the UN ILO to London for a knowledge-sharing day to present the company’s ESI work. Scipion has worked with the UN ILO in designing its ESI policy and setting the investment criteria for Scipion’s ESI fund, the Scipion Active Impact Fund (SAIF). The day provided a great opportunity to exchange information, from guidance on best practice for impact investing to real-life examples encountered by African borrowers.

The gap for trade finance in Africa is estimated at $350 billion+. For over ten years, Scipion Capital has been addressing this crucial gap in the market to enable SMEs to grow, create jobs and substitute imports through local value addition.

The firm is excited to have formalised this track record in conjunction with its deep seated ESI ethos to enable Scipion to be a catalyst for change and positivity on the African continent. Through SAIF, Scipion Capital is dedicated to working alongside its partners to not only grow their businesses but their environmental and social identities as well.