Our Approach

We consider high environmental, social and governance standards to be more than just a commitment. We see it as an opportunity to organically contribute to making a positive impact by fueling regional economic growth, creating meaningful and sustainable jobs, empowering workers, enhancing the institutionalization and financial performance of companies and contributing to the health and sustainability of local communities and stakeholders.

SPE Capital’s Impact Measurement and Management Framework

As a signatory of the Operating Principles for Impact Management, SPE Capital Partners is committed to disclosing the degree of alignment of its Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) system with the Impact Principles and to periodically submitting to independent verification, thereby ensuring transparency and accuracy.
SPE Capital Partners engaged Oryx Impact to undertake an independent verification of such alignment.
Oryx Impact’s assessment findings cover both areas of strength and areas for improvement, as reflected in the Independent Verifier’s Report Statement SPE Capital-Impact Principles Disclosure Statement - Verification by Oryx Impact
To learn more about our approach and read our 2022 Disclosure Letter, please visit: SPE Capital-Operating Principles for Impact Management Disclosure Letter 2022

When investing, we take a holistic view of our impact. Our Impact and ESG team strictly adheres to international best practices for business integrity and sustainability that ultimately serve to enhance financial returns. Given the nature of the geographies and markets we operate in, we are committed to investing in companies that align with our values. That means we don’t just think of ESG as the right thing to do, but as a core element of our business that beneficially influences the value of the investments we make.

Download SPE Capital Sustainable Investment Policy STATEMENT
Download SPE Capital Annual Impact Report 2022

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  • 3,2363,236
    Jobs sustained across Africa 
  • 31%31%
    Average share of female employees across portfolio 
  • 29%29%
    Average share of women in senior management across portfolio
  • 28%28%
    Of portfolio company employees are under the age of 30
  • 734+734+
    Net jobs created since time of investment
  • 100%100%
    Of portfolio companies have regular and efficient boards of directors
  • 80%80%
    Of portfolio companies have women in governance positions