Founded in 2016, Innovest Advisory is an impact investment advisory firm based in Guernsey and Jersey. Innovest helps fund and corporate clients to become more intentional about the impact they create and embed it into their processes. We bring our extensive knowledge and expertise in socio-economic development, climate change and environmental sustainability to provide our clients with effective Impact Strategies and robust Impact Measurement solutions.

With this in mind, we’re thrilled to announce the opening of our new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa today has the fastest growing middle class in the world, and the potential of fund managers to invest into companies that serve this segment via socially responsible and environmentally sustainable products and services is untapped.

In line with our client’s impact investing needs, it was important to us to have a dedicated African presence and a team with lived experience of impact in an African context. Johannesburg is a natural base, with a dynamic ecosystem of impact enterprises, fund managers and impact investors, along with a highly motivated workforce with the relevant skills and qualifications to support Innovest’s work in impact investing. They have the desire and drive to bring about change within Africa through intentional impact.

Justin Sykes Managing Director of Innovest Advisory said “The African market is more nascent than other parts of the world whilst arguably offering the greatest impact. As such we see a significant growth market and an opportunity for Innovest to provide value to fund managers and corporate clients in South Africa and more broadly across Africa. As such it makes sense for us to invest in this market”

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