More and more investors worldwide are aware of the potential of investing in companies that generate a social and environmentally sustainable impact, seeking a financial return through investment in projects that represent a challenge in different aspects.
This type of investment seeks to generate social change, with a clear commitment to projects that have a positive social and environmental impact.
Impact investing, according to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), is defined as an investment made with the intention of generating social and environmental impact as well as financial return. This type of investment is considered one of the most advanced types of investment, as it seeks to generate economic, social or environmental returns at the same time.
Furthermore, impact investments are distinguished by their emphasis on measuring and evaluating the impact generated. Investors want to be able to measure different factors in order to monitor their investment in a clear and concise manner. Indicators are often established and data is tracked to analyse progress towards these goals.
Investments in companies that create social impact, also known as impact investments, refer to placing capital in companies or projects with the objective of generating a financial return, while at the same time seeking to generate a positive social or environmental impact.
These investments seek to address social or environmental challenges, such as poverty, lack of access to education, health, environmental sustainability, among others. Invested companies typically have business models that seek not only to generate profits, but also to solve social or environmental problems, often combining business strategies with a mission to improve society.
These investments can take various forms, such as venture capital, debt investments, private equity investments or investments in specific funds that focus on specific social or environmental objectives. The objective is to obtain a financial return while making a positive and measurable impact on society or the environment.
Water and sustainable development projects are initiatives that seek to address the sustainable management of water resources in order to improve people’s quality of life, promote economic growth and protect the environment in the long term. These projects often have several approaches:
Access to drinking water: They seek to provide access to clean and potable water to communities that lack this basic resource. This involves the construction of water supply systems, wells, water purification, among others.
Basic sanitation: These focus on the creation of sanitation systems that include wastewater management, adequate sanitation facilities and hygiene programmes to prevent waterborne diseases.
Sustainable water resources management: These projects focus on conserving, protecting and sustainably using water resources, avoiding overexploitation of aquifers, promoting water reuse and adopting more water-efficient agricultural practices.
Adaptation to climate change: These consider strategies to cope with the effects of climate change on water resources, such as drought management, flood management and the implementation of climate-resilient technologies.
These projects aim not only to solve immediate water access problems, but also to ensure long-term sustainability by involving local communities, fostering education on water management and promoting technological innovation in the field of water conservation and efficient water use.
I’mWATER develops water projects that generate a socially and environmentally sustainable impact. On the one hand, our water solutions help and impact vulnerable populations with economic development difficulties; and having access to drinking water sources generates a direct impact on their lives.
On the other hand, our water solutions can be powered by solar energy, through solar panels or off-grid solar solutions, projects executed entirely by our subsidiary company, IMSOLAR ENERGY, S.L. (www.imsolar.es). In this way, we integrate and implement hybrid and sustainable solutions that help to meet the 2030 SDGs and generate a social and economic impact.