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impact economy Company: Impact Economy SA Email: office@impacteconomy.com Web Address: www.impacteconomy.com Address: Rue de Chantepoulet 25, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland Telephone: +41 22 400 00 01

Making Impact Investible Impact Economy is an independent and privately held impact investing and strategy firm headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and are committed to making impact investible. We invited Investment Group Lead, Mr. Tobias Roederer to talk us through the techniques the firm employs to achieve this goal. mpact Economy’s goal, ‘making impact investible’ means identifying or designing solutions for companies and professional investors that have substantial financial upside, while making a positive impact on society and the environment. Tobias discusses how the firm works to achieve this, drawing on the experience of its dedicated team to create products which meet clients’ needs.

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“Here at Impact Economy, we focus on identifying and shaping transaction-based business models to turn good ideas into great investments. We are looking for scalable solutions that have the potential to contribute to major sectoral changes and innovation.” The Impact Economy team has conducted numerous advisory mandates and investment transactions over the past years. As for those who choose to work with Impact Economy, Tobias informs of who their clients are and how they benefit from the company’s services.

“...we focus on identifying and shaping transaction-based business models to turn good ideas into great investments. We are looking for scalable solutions that have the potential to contribute to major sectoral changes and innovation.” “Here at the Impact Economy, we support high net worth investors, family offices, companies and financial aggregators in planning, developing and implementing new engagement strategies that build on marketable strengths. Our experience, vast networks, broad sectoral expertise, and proven processes enable us to create customized solutions for our clients. In the current low-interest rate and increased regulation climate, there is a need to identify and develop novel solutions that offer a healthy return on investment to attract investors; moreover, investors increasingly look for social impact as well as a financial return.”

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Recently, Impact Economy found success for a second consecutive time in the Global Excellence Awards. Taking time to discuss the win, Tobias highlights what it means for the company to have been recognized for their hard work and dedication to their industry. “There are no shortcuts in executing an ambitious project like the one just mentioned. You have to constantly go the extra mile. Being recognized for the work is a compensation we are delighted to accept next to our bonus, of course.” Looking to the future, Tobias believes that the structural changes in the global economy and the ever-increasing attention paid to extra-financial impacts provide exciting prospects for impact investing, and makes it clear that his firm remains committed to continuing being a pioneering force in the industry. Impact Economy has a number of exciting projects coming up which have the potential to be at the forefront of the impact investing sector. “At Impact Economy, we have just successfully finished the pilot phase on a pioneering project in South Asia that aims to show that a significantly more efficient production process, which leads to better working and environmental conditions in the textile and garment industry, makes both economic sense and is practically feasible. Now the focus is on scaling the approach in a large number of Asian textile and garment factories.”

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