Capital 4 Development Partners (C4D Partners), formerly ICCO Investments, is the impact fund manager of the ICCO Cooperation. After over 50 years of development aid through ICCO Cooperation, we learned that economic inclusion in emerging countries can grow substantially through impact investment. We provide capital (loans, equity, guarantees) to growing and inclusive SMEs to contribute to fair economic development in the countries where we work.
We partner with SMEs that have a strong business model, are developed to be financially sustainable and have strong leadership with a clear agenda for social and environmental impact. We believe in SMEs where social and financial sustainability are no trade-offs but integrated in the business case, optimizing the impact as well as the financial performance.
Through our financial investment instruments we support the SMEs to grow and mature which eventually will improve their access to the regular financial systems. As a result these SMEs are no longer dependent on social or impact investors.
Next to investing capital we support our investees by providing access to both the ICCO Cooperation extensive infrastructure and our local and international networks. We share the experience which we have accumulated over the years with our investees and our investment managers are motivated sparring partners for our investees.