ImpaQt Fund and ImpaQt Qld create positive outcomes for people and the planet by scaling the local impact ecosystem and investing in impact driven companies with global reach.
Like our emblem, the North Eastern Curlew, we go to great heights and dig deep to uncover rich talent that can sustain our communities into the future.
Impact investing involves the active deployment of capital to address social and environmental objectives while targeting financial returns for investors.
In Australia, the impact investing market is currently worth AU$19.9 billion AUM. With increasing concerns around COVID-19, climate change and sustainability, the wave of 'clean capital' is set to continue.
The ImpaQt Fund is ready.
"The Impact Revolution is beginning to change our economies, turning them into powerful engines that drive capital to achieve impact alongside profit."
- Sir Ronald Cohen: Impact, 2020
Leading with purpose, insight and pragmatism to drive outcomes
Impact Investment Director
ALLAN ENGLISH AM
Chair of Investment Committee
EARLY STAGE VENTURE CAPITAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Focusing on early stage venture capital to make ‘impact investments’ in a diversified portfolio of high growth impact-driven early stage companies seeking support.
20 to 30 investments of $300,000-$1,000,000, with a maximum amount of $2M into each investee.
Including PwC, MinterEllison, BDO, Artesian, and the Office of the QLD Chief Entrepreneur.
CLEAN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Companies focused on products, services, technologies and infrastructure that help organisations, households and individuals reduce their environmental impact.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Companies working to reduce the barriers to accessing healthcare and/or sustain and promote overall health and well-being of individuals and communities.
INDIVIDUAL & COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
Companies working to reduce social inequities and empower communities to live purposeful lives with equal opportunities.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
It must be the intention of the founders and teams to create significant, measurable impact (alongside, or through, the generation of profit). This intention must be central to the business model, i.e. why it exists.
COMMERCIAL FIT AND PROJECTED FINANCIAL RETURNS
Impact investing isn't about impact at the expense of profit. Ventures are expected to show evidence of a compelling business model and competitive positioning, strong traction, an attractive market and exceptional teams.
CONTRIBUTES TO SOLUTIONS
At the very least, we look for companies that benefit stakeholders, but we prioritise applicants that actively contribute to innovative solutions for their communities.
COMMITTED TO IMPACT MEASUREMENT
We look favourably on teams with theories of change: those that are able to logically articulate their impact journey and are committed to the ongoing measurement of their outcomes to drive greater impact.