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Impact

To us, impact investing is not just another buzzword or empty phrase. “Impact” is a crucial component of our name and has been at the core of what we do from the very beginning.

To us, impact is more than a regulatory requirement.
We act out of conviction – not out of obligation.

Since our founding in 2008, we have strived to live up to our high standards every day. Our team is driven by the ambition to make a positive change in the world, constantly challenging the status quo.

Our Impact Report

Transparency is vital to building trust, and we take our responsibility towards our stakeholders seriously. That is why we provide detailed insights with our Impact Report, designed to showcase how our investing activities are tailored towards tangible positive outcomes in both the financial world and the wider communities we are active in.

Impact Report 2022
Sustainable Development Goals – No Poverty
Sustainable Development Goals – Clean Water And Sanitation
Sustainable Development Goals – Affordable And Clean Energy
Sustainable Development Goals – Decent Work And Economic Growth
Sustainable Development Goals – Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure
Sustainable Development Goals – Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Development Goals – Sustainable Cities And Communities
Sustainable Development Goals – Responsible Consumption And Production
Sustainable Development Goals – Climate Action
Sustainable Development Goals – Life On Land

Sustainable Development Goals

To measure our impact, we use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a general framework. These goals, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. With our financing solutions, we tackle 10 of the 17 SDGs.

What we have achieved so far

Financial Inclusion

Together with its partner institutions all over the world, the GLS AI – Microfinance Fund contributes to financial inclusion, especially for women and rural clients:

    • More than 90.000 end borrowers in 36 countries*
    • 51 % female borrowers
    • 61 % rural borrowers

*as of 31/05/2024

Renewable Energy

The Seed Capital Assistance Facility co-finances renewable energy project development in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa:

  • 34 million USD for clean energy projects in frontier markets
  • 2,581 MW capacity supported
  • 5,641,358 tCO2e mitigated
  • 21,131 jobs created

*as of 29/02/2024

Financial Inclusion

Together with its partner institutions all over the world, the GLS AI – Microfinance Fund contributes to financial inclusion, especially for women and rural clients:

    • More than 90.000 end borrowers in 36 countries*
    • 51 % female borrowers
    • 61 % rural borrowers

*as of 31/05/2024

Renewable Energy

The Seed Capital Assistance Facility co-finances renewable energy project development in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa:

  • 34 million USD for clean energy projects in frontier markets
  • 2,581 MW capacity supported
  • 5,641,358 tCO2e mitigated
  • 21,131 jobs created

*as of 29/02/2024

Forest Landscape Restoration

The Restoration Seed Capital Facility contributes to reversing the loss and degradation of forests, protecting biodiversity, and fostering sustainable livelihoods:

  • 8,900 ha of natural habitat protected and restored
  • 65 million tCO2 sequestered and avoided by co-funded projects
  • 77 million USD in private capital mobilized

*as of 30/06/2024

Start-ups

The Frankfurt Start-up Fund facilitates financing for start-ups, supports the local business landscape, and helps job creation:

  • 140 start-ups supported from various industries
  • EUR 3.4 million issued in guarantees
  • 1000+ jobs created in Frankfurt
  • 49 % of guarantees granted to female entrepreneurs

Forest Landscape Restoration

The Restoration Seed Capital Facility contributes to reversing the loss and degradation of forests, protecting biodiversity, and fostering sustainable livelihoods:

  • 8,900 ha of natural habitat protected and restored
  • 65 million tCO2 sequestered and avoided by co-funded projects
  • 77 million USD in private capital mobilized

*as of 30/06/2024

Start-ups

The Frankfurt Start-up Fund facilitates financing for start-ups, supports the local business landscape, and helps job creation:

  • 140 start-ups supported from various industries
  • EUR 3.4 million issued in guarantees
  • 1000+ jobs created in Frankfurt
  • 49 % of guarantees granted to female entrepreneurs

Impact Stories

Gender Equality

We are committed to the goal of gender equality – as an employer and as a financial services provider. That is why we pay particular attention to ensuring gender balance in our company and equal opportunities for all our employees. At the same time, our commitment to gender equality goes beyond our corporate culture: we also support the financial inclusion and economic development of women through our financing solutions, in particular the GLS AI – Microfinance Fund.

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