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.