Investing in people since 1953
Impact investing is simply that; investing with impact.
MEDA has been investing in people since 1953. At MEDA, we firmly believe that investment is a solution to poverty. There is a way to support sustainable economic, social and environmental change and seek an ethical profit.
MEDA can help you do that.
The international community has the goal of eradicating poverty by 2030. MEDA believes that by transforming economies, these goals are achievable. Through investment and blended finance, MEDA seeks to respond to the challenge of financing sustainable development.
The MEDA Risk Capital Fund (MRCF) provides early stage capital, an important source of funding for young companies. MRCF invests in promising companies in developing countries that have an excellent prospect of financial success and economic benefit to communities in poverty. Invest in sustainable change with us!
MEDA is experienced in structuring blended finance partnerships that allow for different types of capital to achieve commercial and impact objectives. An early leader in blended finance, MEDA partnered with the Government of Canada in 2013 to pilot the use of concessionary finance to raise private capital for development-related investments in private equity and trade finance. A key aspect of these partnerships is the provision of technical assistance to funds and SMEs to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
MEDA develops bespoke technical assistance packages, delivering services directly to funds and SMEs in gender lens investing, environment social and governance (ESG) integration and impact measurement and management. Through partnering with more than 20 fund managers and 37 companies across 21 countries, MEDA has supported improved business performance and impact including the development of groundbreaking toolkits like the Gender Equality Mainstreaming Framework.