The essence of ‘Living Investments’
In a world where change is constant, our steadfast commitment to a sustainable future remains resolute. Welcome to ‘Living Investments – in people, community and planet’ – our brand campaign that unveils our vision of creating a sustainable future, where we can all live confidently, assured that today is positive and tomorrow even better.
Our investments transcend mere financial transactions; rather, they are tangible agents of change, facilitating access to clean drinking water, fostering employment and creating affordable homes. Through empowering communities and advocating for planet safeguarding, ‘Living Investments’ draws attention to the potency of our purpose-driven investment approach.
Empowering people through job creation:
Take the story of Oasis Water, a silent champion within our Investors’ Legacy Range, ensuring access to clean and hygienic drinking water while fostering local economies. Consider the transformation of Mabopane, a residential township in the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, once devoid of clean drinking water due to drought. Oasis Water brought not just hope but also employment opportunities to this vulnerable corner. Since our investment in Oasis Water, its workforce has grown to over 1,500 employees and its network of 77 retail outlets continues to expand – a testament to the concrete outcomes of our Investors’ Legacy Range.
Moreover, the collaboration between Sanlam Investments Private Equity and Absolute Pets has reached new heights since our initial investment in April 2021. Absolute Pets has grown and opened over 50 new stores, exceeding the initial goal of 30. This expansion not only bolstered Absolute Pets but also generated 165 new jobs, with a focus on providing employment to previously disadvantaged groups.
Promoting equality in communities:
Extending the support of our Resilient Impact Fund to small-medium enterprises, the Devland social housing project in Soweto serves as a compelling illustration. Comprising 26 three-storey buildings and 870 rental apartments, this initiative directly addresses housing needs within an underserved rental market segment.
Advancing climate progress:
Central to our goal of becoming Africa’s premier sustainable investor lies our partnership with Robeco and Climate Fund Managers. Robeco’s local expertise has influenced sustainable strategies, aligning with our shared goal of empowering clients for both financial and sustainability objectives through effective investment returns and solutions. Additionally, our collaboration with Climate Fund Managers provides access to extensive resources and international reach.
In a harmonious convergence of purpose and progress, ‘Living Investments – in People, Community and Planet’ highlights our dedication to a sustainable future where our investments live through people, communities and the planet.
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Together, we forge a path to a future we all deserve.