Impact Philosophy

Impact Philosophy

Over the past years we have begun to witness first-hand the enormous potential of working together for the common good, taking into account the requirements and responsibilities of all stakeholders. It is important to note that this is not a turn away from commerce, but rather it is an embrace of a new way of doing commerce; opportunity abounds for those ready to embrace it.

Our goal is to harness this potential to help shape the future of society. In helping to build great businesses, we can achieve our goal to make a difference. Business itself doesn’t have a moral compass, it is down to the people operating that business to ensure its course is true. And in the midst of this crisis, it is clearly more important than ever to galvanise the great potential of business, to focus on inclusive policies which benefit all stakeholders and thereby build a better, more stable future for all.

Impact Investing allows investors contribute to and benefit from this shift in emphasis. It enables them to use their private capital to support the public good. And the sector is booming. According to Deloitte 50% of professionally managed funds in the U.S. will be ESG compliant by 2025. At VWC we are proud to be part of this burgeoning movement.

However, a philosophy is only as useful as it is workable. Long term sustainable growth isn’t just an ideal, it is the common thread with which we must all weave. While the current events may tempt many to sit still, and to wait and see what happens, we know that action is required. Now is the time to act, judiciously and prudently, but nevertheless to act. To invest in the future.

We invest primarily in people, because with the right culture and leadership, and trust in the ability of great entrepreneurs we can make incredible things happen together. This is the key to success in scaling great businesses.

VWC helps scaling businesses grow because we fundamentally understand the industry, we recognise great entrepreneurs with the resilience and the persistence to succeed, and the humility to understand when they need help. And we have a talent for finding not just great businesses, but even greater people.

We don’t have all the answers, it’s just that we are at least as driven as our investors and our entrepreneurs. We know we can’t do everything ourselves. That is why we are so pleased to work collaboratively, and why the input and advice of our extended team will be vital to the success of our investments. We have all built, managed, scaled and otherwise transformed organizations. We have harnessed the power of individuals to make a difference. Now we can do it together at scale.

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Here they are:

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

Over the past years we have begun to witness first-hand the enormous potential of working together for the common good, taking into account the requirements and responsibilities of all stakeholders. It is important to note that this is not a turn away from commerce, but rather it is an embrace of a new way of doing commerce; opportunity abounds for those ready to embrace it.

Our goal is to harness this potential to help shape the future of society. In helping to build great businesses, we can achieve our goal to make a difference. Business itself doesn’t have a moral compass, it is down to the people operating that business to ensure its course is true. And in the midst of this crisis, it is clearly more important than ever to galvanise the great potential of business, to focus on inclusive policies which benefit all stakeholders and thereby build a better, more stable future for all.

Impact Investing allows investors contribute to and benefit from this shift in emphasis. It enables them to use their private capital to support the public good. And the sector is booming. According to Deloitte 50% of professionally managed funds in the U.S. will be ESG compliant by 2025. At VWC we are proud to be part of this burgeoning movement.

However, a philosophy is only as useful as it is workable. Long term sustainable growth isn’t just an ideal, it is the common thread with which we must all weave. While the current events may tempt many to sit still, and to wait and see what happens, we know that action is required. Now is the time to act, judiciously and prudently, but nevertheless to act. To invest in the future.

We invest primarily in people, because with the right culture and leadership, and trust in the ability of great entrepreneurs we can make incredible things happen together. This is the key to success in scaling great businesses.

VWC helps scaling businesses grow because we fundamentally understand the industry, we recognise great entrepreneurs with the resilience and the persistence to succeed, and the humility to understand when they need help. And we have a talent for finding not just great businesses, but even greater people.

We don’t have all the answers, it’s just that we are at least as driven as our investors and our entrepreneurs. We know we can’t do everything ourselves. That is why we are so pleased to work collaboratively, and why the input and advice of our extended team will be vital to the success of our investments. We have all built, managed, scaled and otherwise transformed organizations. We have harnessed the power of individuals to make a difference. Now we can do it together at scale.

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Here they are:

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

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