Bamboo aims to improve the lives of the world’s most marginalised communities while delivering strong financial returns.

So far, our investee companies have achieved:

Lives impacted
Jobs supported
Female jobs
patients served
metric tons of CO2
emissions avoided
student loans

Impact reports

Impact Report 2019

Impact Report 2018

Impact Report 2017

Impact management

Impact management is at the core of what we do and is deployed all along the lifecycle of our investments.  


Prior to investing in a company, we check that the potential investment is aligned with our impact thesis to bring essential services to low- and middle-income populations in emerging and frontier markets. We also ensure compliance with our exclusion list. During the due diligence phase, we conduct an ESG risk assessment and further analyses on the expected impact of the company. These analyzes are part of the investment decision.


Upon approval and during the discussion on the terms of the investments, we define with the investee company the selected impact indicators which will be reported and monitored during the holding period.  We may include conditions in the investment agreement related to the monitoring of specific ESG risks.

Holding period:

During the holding period, we monitor the data reported by our investee company at the agreed frequency. As an equity investor, we purport to sit on the board of our investees, overseeing and contributing to social performance and impact issues alongside financial matters.


We seek to divest to trustworthy investors who will allow and enable the companies to pursue their missions and visions. We also aim for organized, simple, fair and transparent divestment processes.

SDG contributions