Our impact specialisms

Working with businesses to maximise impact


When we make an investment, we add value by offering more than what would be provided by mainstream investors.

We work in partnership with our portfolio companies, providing hands-on support to help businesses achieve good environmental, social, governance and business integrity standards and align with best international practice. We work with our investees to adhere to our Code of Responsible Investing, including developing practical plans to reach these standards within a reasonable time frame and in time this work helps them become more attractive to other investors.

We are an active investor, looking for opportunities to maximise the impact of our portfolio. This means we can provide additional expertise and resources on a case-by-case basis to help investees increase their impact, with a focus on our priorities of gender equality, job quality, climate change and skills and leadership.

CDC is becoming British International Investment