Business Philosophy 

Social goals are a business opportunity

SIMA puts social objectives at the forefront of business strategy by integrating social goals into the business.  Besides clearly targeting social objectives, this strategy can also lead to greater profits and reduced risks.

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 earn a good return while achieving social impact.

We present an opportunity for investors to satisfy this desire, as both social goals and profitable investments are part of the core consideration in developing our business. Experience has shown that investment risks are reduced when social goals go hand in hand with customer service, particularly for bottom of the pyramid customers. SIMA invests in innovative companies that align their business and social goals for improving the lives of low-income customers.

Social Investment Managers & Advisors (SIMA) prides itself on its culture and philosophy.

 

What differentiates us

Our Culture and Experience Differentiate Us

We are a transparent and employee-owned company with a wealth of experience in pursuing both financial and social returns as a singular outcome.  

SIMA values the entrepreneurial spirit and we empower our employees to be active in the strategy and decision-making process.  We are transparent in sharing team compensation and all employees have input into bonus allocations.

In addition, SIMA managing partners are committed to investing 10% of their share of profits in innovative, high-risk social enterprises in order to further their impact. 

Managing partners have a combined 50 years of investment experience in the impact investing space.

"The Ethical Dimension in Impact Investing" by Asad Mahmood in conversation with Ben Thornley, PCV InSight

“When undertaking economic activities with the poor, the balance of power is very much in favor of the financier rather than the financee. The ethical dimensions of integrity, transparency, concern for the client, and for value delivery, are the most fundamental tools that can be used to counter aggressive commercialization and a lack of focus on the customers’ needs.”

See entire interview here