What kind of investor are we?


An investor with track record and reputation

We are the UK’s development finance institution with over 70 years of experience investing in emerging markets.​

A long-term investor and partner

We invest from our own balance sheet which means that we can take a long-term and flexible approach where needed.

An investor with market and sector expertise

We are one of the biggest impact investors in Africa and South Asia.

An investor with a focus on sustainable value

We are motivated by ambitions to expand and deliver impact. We’re champions of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Consciously impact-led

We help businesses to play a positive role in society, which has a proven link to commercial success.

Commercially disciplined

We are fast and responsive. We take a commercial view to pricing, risk analysis and only invest our capital responsibly.

Private sector focused

We are specialised private sector investors offering a range of structured financial products.

A partner for resilience

We understand the challenges businesses face. With broad networks, local insight and deep expertise we can help our investees navigate challenges and build sustainable growth.