Policy Brief

The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia

26 July 2017


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This snapshot presents an overview of the impact investment landscape in selected countries in South and Southeast Asia, specifically Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. It is intended to provide an introduction and overview of the different types of impact investment funds active in the region. This report provides information on impact investment fund managers active in the target countries, including: their existing and planned investment activity in the region; their investment strategies; their role in improving access to finance for SMEs; and the profiles of their investors. Recognizing that impact investing encompasses a broad spectrum of investment mandates and vehicles, this report seeks to distinguish funds by distinct categories, and provide insights into the spectrum of financial and impact objectives funds are pursuing in the countries of focus. This segmentation of impact investment funds may help investors, both existing and prospective, identify funds that are best aligned with their unique goals and objectives. This report is a collaboration between Palladium’s Economic Growth and Impact Investing teams.


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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