InfraBlocks Asia Sustainability Fund
Private Capital for Sustainable Outcomes
Why InfraBlocks Capital?
InfraBlocks Asia Sustainability Fund (the Fund) mobilizes private capital into businesses to create demonstrable sustainability through its accomplished management team and strong origination network, while leveraging an innovative technology framework for impact measurement and monitoring.
The Fund aims to tackle the funding gap for small and medium scale, for-profit initiatives with deep impact in
Addressing electricity deficit in remote areas with distributed systems & mini grids
Creating access to transportation in the last mile through clean technology
Food & Agri
Providing sustainable solutions in downstream businesses
Enhancing healthcare delivery through tech-based solutions
Supporting businesses delivering training and skill development for better employability
Together with established traditional methodologies, the Fund intends to use digital technology based solutions to ensure transparent Participatory Evaluation. Participatory Evaluation provides for active involvement of those in the evaluation process who have a stake in the project: providers, partners, beneficiaries and other interested parties. It takes place throughout all phases of evaluation: planning and design, implementation, operation, M&E and disseminating results.
The Fund approach to Measurement and Evaluation is designed to ensure:
Reducing the need for dependence on market intermediaries.
Accurate Real-Time Data
Combining digital technologies to capture real-time impact data securely.
Low Transaction Cost
Reducing transaction cost by digitizing the monitoring & evaluation process.
Connecting Investors & Communities
Including a feedback mechanism for project beneficiaries.
The Fund seeks to add measurable value in investees across the investment lifecycle, helping them to achieve investment goals and SDG compliance through collaborations between all stakeholders, while remaining focused on a three-way delivery model
- Select well incubated projects whose financing needs are too small for commercial private equity funds
- Select locally-relevant projects which solve developmental issues at regional scales
- Select projects that are essential for making the transition to an SDG compliant world
Impact and Value Creation
- Support projects that are replicable and can stoke the development of key solutions among stakeholders
- Support projects that can scale up and attain profitability on commercial scale
- Reduce cost of financing across the industry by lowering the risk profile of investees through SDG focused sustainable value
- Work with all partners and stakeholders in an ethical, transparent and balanced manner as per the best international ESG practices
- Ensure that investee projects follow the same ESG norms and practices
- Use best-in-class data-rich technologies to ensure better measurement and evaluation of impact metrics
The management team comprises partners and senior professionals with over 100 years of cumulative experience in sustainability, development banking, project finance and private equity investing.
Shubhomoy Ray, Managing Partner & CEO
Shubhomoy has over 24 years of experience in development finance, project finance, infrastructure advisory and sustainability, having led several assignments for DFIs and private sector in South Asia and Africa
Vikram Pant, Managing Partner & CIO
Vikram has over 24 years in the financial sector, with 16 years in active private equity in Asia and Europe across TMT, infrastructure and social sectors, having managed of $1.2 billion in investments across different platforms
Vidur Gupta, Associate Partner
Vidur has over 14 years in the financial sector, active PE investment in developed and developing markets, having managed of $700 million in investments
Cedric Joutet, Associate Partner
Cedric has over 9 years of experience in infrastructure financing, financial inclusion and government advisory across Asia, Middle East & Africa at IFC (World Bank Group), Proparco (French Development Agency) and BNP Paribas
Monish Verma, Chief Venture Partner
Monish has over 24 years of experience in international development impact advisory, project implementation and consulting in areas of climate change, agriculture, energy, water, education and healthcare
Shyamasri Das Sharma, Chief Venture Partner
Shyamasri has over 20 years of experience at multinational banks in risk management, structured transactions and digital banking with deep understanding of the fintech industry across Asia Pacific
Nandini Navale, Counsel & Compliance Officer
Nandini has extensive prior experience as Fund Counsel and Compliance Officer in the Singapore private equity space, having ben involved in Fund formation, Fund operations, regulatory compliance, investor relations, KYC & AML
Paul V Applegarth
Honorable Paul V. Applegarth has over four decades of leadership positions in fund management in Latin America, Africa and Asia, having committed ca. US$2 billion in emerging markets at MCC and EAIF
Pia Bruce has 24 years of experience in international development, having spent the last decade working on women’s empowerment and gender equality as Executive Director at UN Women, Singapore
InfraBlocks Capital Pte Ltd
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