Why the world of finance must change course
Threats to our societies and our planet have pushed the trend towards sustainable investment practices in the last decade. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) laid out in 2015 mapped out a pathway to peace and prosperity for all people and the planet by 2030.
Climate change, environmental conservation, ending poverty, improvements in health and education must be addressed equally in the pursuit of economic growth. Policy makers and regulators continue to push for greater transparency and disclosure on ESG considerations throughout the financial system.
Combined with investor appetite, sustainable investing continues to increase as the financial system repositions itself.
No longer a trend, sustainable investing is officially mainstream.
Broadly, there are four types of sustainable investing styles in practice as the international financial system slowly realigns itself with the values of the 2030 SDG agenda. These are ESG investing (environmental, social, governance) investing, SRI (socially responsible investing), Thematic investing and Impact investing.
At Red Ribbon, we align our projects with SDG 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. By promoting green infrastructure, innovating industry practices in real estate and finance, creating decent employment in emerging markets, we will reduce inequality among countries and influence sustainable consumption and production practices. Inclusive, sustainable economic growth is resilient growth.
Our map for change
Plotting a clear course
We do venture capital differently. Our incubation model is built on intentionality, active ownership, and measurability.
We create new opportunities based on ease of FDI, market volume, risk and resource evaluations, and impact objectives.
We bring industry leaders on board as CEOs. We select individuals with a shared vision and proven abilities to establish, grow and list an enterprise.
We invest our own capital at seed stage onwards. Through rigorous trials and testing, we take businesses to market readiness.
An investment-ready business - we ensure thorough sell-side due diligence preparing financial information, analysis, metrics at reporting levels required for further equity investment.
Active ownership continues through controlling board presence and performance management to deliver on the business plan.
We maintain our presence and involvement with the business while providing potential exits for investors through a listing on NASDAQ, LSE or BSE.