The positive power of capital

Over 70 years in emerging markets, we have seen no contradiction between responsible investment and excellent returns.

The markets in which we invest have huge needs and opportunities. We believes that capital should be transformational and our committed to Actis' ethos: ‘the positive power of capital'.

The key principles behind our approach are:

  • A recognition that both financial and non-financial activities are fundamental to generating superior investment returns and mitigating risk
  • An insistence that the highest standards of ethics and governance are applied across all portfolio companies
  • A belief that improving and maintaining high environmental standards and good working conditions play a crucial role in creating successful businesses
  • A conviction that sustainable value is best created by ensuring that Actis’ portfolio companies are good corporate citizens in their communities.