Through Social Finance, J.P. Morgan has committed its own capital to the impact investment market. With these investments, we pursue positive impact on low-income and excluded populations while earning a reasonable financial return. We also seek to play a catalytic role by providing commercial capital to impactful businesses. Our ultimate goal is to encourage broader investment alongside our own from a diverse group of investors that might otherwise not have invested.
African Agricultural Capital Fund: Fund managed by Pearl Capital Partners that invests in agribusiness to support the development of small holder farmers and rural economies in East Africa. AACF expects to improve the quality of life for at least 250,000 small holder households over the life of the fund.
Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund: Equity-like capital fund from Bridges Ventures, a leader in the impact investment market. Bridges SEF provides growth capital to support high-impact, scalable and financially sustainable social enterprises in the UK.
EcoEnterprises II: Invests in environmentally-sustainable small and medium-sized enterprises that create positive social and conservation impacts in select countries in Latin America.
Global Health Investment Fund I: Structured and placed by J.P. Morgan alongside the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the fund invests in the development of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies that address global health challenges that disproportionately impact developing countries, such as tuberculosis and malaria.
IGNIA: Venture capital fund supporting the founding and expansion of high growth social enterprises serving low-income populations in Mexico. Investments span multiple sectors and include healthcare, housing, water, technology and food/agriculture.
LeapFrog Investments: Largest dedicated investor in businesses that provide insurance and related financial services to low-income and financially excluded people in Africa and Asia. LeapFrog manages two funds—LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund I and II—to this aim.
View the press release for Fund I | View the press release for Fund II (PDF)
MicroVest II: Private equity fund managed by MicroVest, which seeks sustainable solutions to poverty by facilitating the flow of capital to pro-poor finance institutions serving low-income individuals in emerging markets such as Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
Novastar Ventures: Venture capital fund backing early stage businesses with the capability to transform markets at the base-of-the-pyramid in East Africa. These enterprises address proven demand for basic goods and services with innovative business models that widen access, improve quality, and lower cost for the mass market.
To contact us, please email Social.Finance.Group@jpmorgan.com.