RAISE Impact

RAISE Impact aims to support, over the long-term, committed entrepreneurs, who place the protection of future generations and the planet at the heart of their concerns.

The fund focus on supporting, as a minority but active shareholder, ambitious projects that respond systemically to urgent and important challenges.

RAISE Impact supports companies in their strategic development as well as in the measurement of their impact, with the implementation and monitoring of key indicators throughout the investment period.

France 2i has obtained the “Relance” and “LuxFLAG Envrionement” labels, granted to funds operating in the responsible investment sector, as well as the “Tibi” initiative for the fourth industrial revolution. The fund is a signatory of the “Operating Principles for Impact Management” (cf. the disclore statement details and the independant audit report in charge of verifying RAISE Impact’s compliance with these principles).

 

Entrepreneurs
are at the heart of action
in the light of a changing world
250

million euros of capital targeted

250

million euros of capital targeted

7

experienced professionals

7

experienced professionals

RAISE Impact operates
in:
  1. Financing of companies that can demonstrate a positive environmental or social impact,
  2. Support on impact measurement and business development.

The RAISE Impact team is in charge of managing the France 2i fund initiated by the Fondation de France, a 100 million euros fund originally – which has exceeded 200 million euros today – dedicated to investing in growing and profitable companies that are committed to building a more sustainable future and a fairer, more caring society.

RAISE Impact has developed a unique and proprietary methodology, to measure the contribution of companies to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The fund targets:

  • Type of companies: Growing and profitable companies with a positive social or environmental impact;
  • Size of companies:
    • €5M < sales revenue < €200M;
    • EBITDA > 0;
  • Investment ticket: Between 10 and €25M;
  • Sectors of activity: The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, with 4 key investment themes:
    • energy transition;
    • agricultural transition;
    • circular economy;
    • social inclusion
  • Geography:
    • France: 60%;
    • Europe: 40% (including max. 20% outside EU).
Invest in impact projects and support exceptional entrepreneurs to build a more sustainable future
Our Impact Measurement and Management methodology

RAISE Impact has developed a proprietary Impact Measurement and Management methodology, applicable to any sector or size of company, allowing to qualify the level of Impact of a company regardless of its size, and to quantify its volume of Impact by weighting its level of Impact by its Impact turnover. The objective is to evaluate any company on a scale of contribution to environmental and social issues reflected by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These indicators become a compass for monitoring all the holdings in the portfolio.

 

 

17

UN goals to change the world

17

UN goals to transform the world

EXAMPLES OF INVESTMENT

Current investments

Our team

Eric COISNE

Senior Advisor

Benoît ESCHER

Impact Measurement and Management

Maud LEHMAN

Investment Director

Nicolas BONILLO

Investment Director

The Impact
Commitee
(Consultative)


Clara GAYMARD Co-founder
Aglaé TOUCHARD-LE DRIAN Co-Head RAISE Impact
Eric COISNE Senior Advisor RAISE IMPACT
Arnaud MOUROT Executive Director Ashoka Europe
Martin SPITZ International solidarity, post-emergency relief, and social Fondation de France

The investment
committee

Eric COISNE Senior Advisor RAISE IMPACT
Gonzague DE BLIGNIÈRES Co-founder
Jean MOREAU Co-founder Phenix
Sandra REY Founder Glowee
Valérie PANCRAZI CEO VAP Conseil
Aglaé TOUCHARD-LE DRIAN Co-Head RAISE Impact
contact us

39, boulevard de la Tour Maubourg 75007 Paris