Our Services

We create impact through innovation

Innovest Advisory provides a full spectrum of impact services

Impact Advisory

Includes strategy, structuring, research, analysis, funding

Impact Design

Theory of Change, Impact Measurement Frameworks and impact metrics

Impact Measurement and Management

Monitoring, analytics and reporting on impact outcomes

Impact Verification

Third party verification of impact reports or disclosures against global standards such as the IFCs Operating Principles

Spectrum of Capital

Spectrum of Capital Diagram


Financial considerations only


To take ESG risk factors into account


To align with long term sustainable growth drivers


Targeted themes and financial returns drive investment selection. Commitment to measure impact.


Impact led-investment decision making, that seeks competitive market returns where possible.


Provision of funding with no expectation of return to catalyse innovative development outcomes.

Intended Effects On People & Planet

No consideration, may have negative outcomes.

Intended Effects On People & Planet

Mitigate or reduce negative exposure

Intended Effects On People & Planet

Considers carbon footprint, resource use, reduce waste, compensation product safety, gender equality.

Intended Effects On People & Planet

Seeks solutions to SDG aligned thematic challenges such as climate change, health, education, and poverty alleviation.

Intended Effects On People & Planet

Seeks to create intentional and measurable positive outcomes for beneficiaries.

Intended Effects On People & Planet

Generate substantial positive impact at scale through systems change.

Deep Impact Is Central To The Work We Do

Deep Impact Investments have a clear and core objective to achieve measurable social or environmental impact. This can be achieved through a flexible and context dependent range of financial instruments.

Focus on social or environmental “impact-first” funding structures that embed impact as the key driver of investment decision making.

Design and deployment of tailored financial instruments that blend different capital types to de-risk investments and maximise impact.

An investor’s intention to have a positive social or environmental impact through investments, demonstrated through their investment strategy.

The commitment of the investor to measure, manage and report the social and environmental performance and progress of underlying investments, ensuring transparency and accountability

Deep Impact

Impact First

Innovative Financing


Impact Measurement


Sustainable Development Goals

We create impact through innovation

We help our clients develop innovative funding structures and development tools, and leverage our international network to contribute funding, know-how and capabilities to achieve agreed development outcomes in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A colour image showing all of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Client Types

Impact Funds

We serve as independent advisors for impact investment funds to drive more disciplined measurement and active creation of impact, enhancing credibility and preventing exposure to the reputational risk of “green or impact washing”. Clients include a number of private, focused impact fund managers focusing on issues that include sustainable job creation, financial inclusion and affordable healthcare in emerging markets.

Private Clients

We support private clients (including Family Offices, Philanthropists, Foundations, Charitable Trusts) who wish to commit philanthropic and returnable capital toward projects that have deep and measurable environmental and social impact where we provide strategy advisory, research and impact measurement support.

Corporates and Impact SMEs

We partner with conscious corporates which include both multinationals who need support to enhance their ‘licence to operate’ through more impactful sustainability approaches in their countries of operation as well as Impact SMEs through advisory on strategy, corporate structures and access to funding.

International Organisations and Non Profits

We partner with international organisations and non profits to provide strategy advisory, governance support, design of innovative financing structures, access to funding, impact measurement and impact communication support.


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Johannesburg, South Africa