Impact investing

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Heart Capital
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Boutique impact investing company that is funding social and environmental good in South Africa’s townships. Their purpose is to lift people out of poverty through entreprenuership.

Impact Amplifier
City: Cape Town, Johannesburg
Country: South Africa

Impact Amplifier provides investment readiness and acceleration services to impact businesses, which combine financial success with positive social and environmental change; assisting impact investors to source and invest into compelling opportunities; and delivering supplier development and sustainability advisory services to corporations and public institutions.


Access to capital
Building impact investment portfolio
Creating ethical supply chains
Entrepreneur, investment and ecosystem research

Address: Cape Town Office
Workshop 17, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002

Johannesburg Office
Ground Floor, 33 Fricker Road, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2196
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Impumelelo is aiming to mainstream social innovation throughout South Africa.  It is a South African non-profit established in 1999 to identify, reward and promote socially innovative projects that improve quality of life for the poor. Since then, it has awarded more than 300 innovative projects.

Each year, the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre is awarding civil society organisations, social innovators and entrepreneurs in the public and private sector that improve the quality of the life of the poor in exceptional ways.

Address: c/o University of Stellenbosch Business School, Carl Cronje Drive
Cape Town, South Africa
City: Bangalore
Country: India

Consulting, investment banking & research services firm based in Bangalore (India), Hyderabad (India), Mumbai (India) and Nairobi (Kenya). Founded in 2002, Intellecap has grown into a Group with more than 600 employees and 300 engagements across 25 countries around the world.

Their mission is to visualize a world and a future for humanity that is guided by fundamental and important principles of equity and sustainability at every level. They work with enterprises, investors and donors to drive business solutions to development.

Address: Intellecap Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.
ARR Arcade No. 21,
1st floor, 3 Cross Victoria Layout
Bangalore – 560047, India
One Acre Fund
Country: Kenya

One Acre Fund was founded in 2006 and supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs)
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) is a global movement and registered Social Enterprise that provides innovative solutions to address various complex problems. It was founded by Marlon Parker in 2008 as an environment for community driven innovation and reconstruction. RLabs creates an environment where people are empowered to make a difference in the lives of others. The RLabs “main hub” is in Athlone, Cape Town but have activity in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

Its core activities are skills and training, community development, social and disruptive innovation, mobile and internet solutions, social enterprise incubation, impact investing and social franchising.

The Shuttleworth Foundation
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa

The Shuttleworth Foundation, started in 2001, is a small social investor that provides funding to dynamic leaders who are at the forefront of social change. We look for social innovators who are helping to change the world for the better and could benefit from a social investment model with a difference.

The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. We are most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge and learning, with openness being the key requirement.

The Foundation funds people from all over the world regardless of gender, age, nationality or experience. We are looking for a complete picture of you and your idea.

Address: PO Box 4615,
7551, South Africa