We are proud to announce that Fondation Botnar, one of the largest foundations in Switzerland, has entrusted PG Impact Investments with the management of a USD 60 million mandate. The primary aim of this mandate is to provide essential solutions to vulnerable low-income populations through investments in emerging and frontier markets.
The mandate leverages on PG Impact Investments’ global deal flow to create a broadly diversified portfolio of SDG-related equity growth investments and impact credit opportunities. The strategy will focus on sectors such as financial inclusion, affordable housing, energy access, agriculture & food, health and education.
Urs Baumann, Co-Founder and CEO of PG Impact Investments, comments: “We are proud to be a partner of choice for Fondation Botnar and look forward to working together towards our shared vision of addressing the world’s most pressing societal challenges, whilst investing private market capital.”
Sushant Sharma, Chief Investment Officer at Fondation Botnar, adds: “This partnership complements our endowment portfolio and enhances the foundation’s mission to improve health and wellbeing of the future generation, by investing in emerging markets today. We believe that due to PG Impact Investments’ track record and investment expertise, we can expect to achieve the best possible results, both from an impact as well as from an economic perspective.”
About PG Impact Investments
PG Impact Investments was founded in 2015 with the vision that private investment, innovation and entrepreneurial talent can provide solutions to the challenges faced by our society, as well as create sustainable growth. PG Impact Investments is a private sector, mission-driven, global investment firm specializing in investment solutions aimed at delivering financial returns as well as creating a positive social and/or environmental impact. Whilst being independent from Partners Group, PG Impact Investments’ entities are backed by Partners Group and its employees and benefit from the global infrastructure, investment know-how and specialist resources of this leading global private markets investment manager.
About Fondation Botnar
Fondation Botnar is a Swiss foundation based in Basel which champions the use of AI and digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in growing urban environments. To achieve this, it supports research, catalyzes diverse partners and invests in scalable solutions globally. With assets of CHF 3.8 billion (Dec. 2019), it is one of the largest foundations in Switzerland.