Our mission is to improve the lives of our ultimate customers at the Bottom of the Pyramid by providing demand-driven commercial capital and appropriate advisory solutions to create and scale profitable businesses with exemplary financial, social, and environmental impact.
Our vision is to make social investments an accepted asset class for commercial investors, thereby unleashing appropriate capital to grow profitable, responsible businesses that improve the lives of our ultimate low-income customers.
Our view is that the greatest value is achieved when social goals are at the forefront of the business strategy, not only a secondary outcome. Today, there is a clear desire on the part of investors to strike a balance between social and commercial investments.
We present an opportunity for investors to satisfy this desire, as social goals are part of the core consideration in developing our business. SIMA invests in companies that are aligned with our philosophy that purpose and profit are not at odds.
Philosophy & Culture
SIMA puts social objectives at the forefront of business strategy by integrating social goals into financial goals of the business. Besides clearly targeting social objectives, this strategy also leads to greater profits and reduced risks. We invest in innovative companies that align their business and social goals for improving the lives of low-income customers.
SIMA seeks to create a platform for social enterprise by bringing differently motivated monies together to not only invest in high impact sectors but to work on policy, learn by doing and share these learnings, and bring resources to grow young, promising businesses.
In particular, we aim to attract private sector, institutional investors at an earlier stage of development to bring needed finance to the sector and to bring greater transparency and standards required by the institutional sector.
SIMA values the entrepreneurial spirit and we empower our employees to be active in the strategy and decision-making process.
In addition, SIMA’s Managing Partners — having a combined 50 years of investment experience — are committed to investing 10% of their share of profits in innovative, high-risk social enterprises in order to further their impact.