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impact

measurement and management

Lightrock is committed to Impact Measurement & Management best practice by adhering to strategic impact principles and objectives:

intentionality
Impact is core to our strategy and portfolio construction with clear SDG-mapped objectives and theories of change driving active investment prospecting.
value creation partnership
Impact is guiding the vision and culture at the portfolio company level and we use it as an active value creation tool to help entrepreneurs deliver true impact and communicate this to stakeholders.
measurement
Impact is measured holistically across stakeholders and levels with a combination of metrics and milestones and continuous evaluation of the trajectory to accommodate external changes in the ecosystem

lightrock’s impact

24m

lives touched

7.7m

patients provided access to affordable healthcare

4.6m

students helped to achieve better educational outcomes

175 000

critical eye care treatments provided

500k

tons
potential CO2e avoided

24

Mm³
potable water provided

200

MW
renewable energy capacity installed

1m

rural households electrified with green energy

840k

SMEs supported

696m

of loans disbursed to SMEs (in USD)

15 000

businesses with improved customer communication

127 000

small merchants provided with better payment solution

24m

lives touched

7.7m

patients provided access to affordable healthcare

4.6m

students helped to achieve better educational outcomes

175 000

critical eye care treatments provided

500k

tons
potential CO2e avoided

24

Mm³
potable water provided

200

MW
renewable energy capacity installed

1m

rural households electrified with green energy

840k

SMEs supported

696m

of loans disbursed to SMEs (in USD)

15 000

businesses with improved customer communication

127 000

small merchants provided with better payment solution

24m

lives touched

7.7m

patients provided access to affordable healthcare

4.6m

students helped to achieve better educational outcomes

175 000

critical eye care treatments provided

500k

tons
potential CO2e avoided

24

Mm³
potable water provided

200

MW
renewable energy capacity installed

1m

rural households electrified with green energy

840k

SMEs supported

696m

of loans disbursed to SMEs (in USD)

15 000

businesses with improved customer communication

127 000

small merchants provided with better payment solution

24m

lives touched

7.7m

patients provided access to affordable healthcare

4.6m

students helped to achieve better educational outcomes

175 000

critical eye care treatments provided

500k

tons
potential CO2e avoided

24

Mm³
potable water provided

200

MW
renewable energy capacity installed

1m

rural households electrified with green energy

840k

SMEs supported

696m

of loans disbursed to SMEs (in USD)

15 000

businesses with improved customer communication

127 000

small merchants provided with better payment solution

lightrock’s proprietary
impact scorecard


Impact potential and impact risk of each investment.

We have developed our proprietary impact assessment based on industry best practices to determine the risk-adjusted attractiveness (Net Impact Score) of new investments. The Lightrock Net Impact Score is based on a company’s potential to create positive impact (Impact Potential) and risks that could lower the effects (Impact Risks).

industry contribution and partnerships

We actively shape the global impact management debate and contribute to leading industry bodies and initiatives. Lightrock is also an inaugural signatory of the Operating Principles for Impact Management, which have been introduced by a working group led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in spring 2019. Lightrock is committed to align with the Principles and has published its first Disclosure Statement on its alignment here.

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