28 October 2019 | Case Study

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Capital 4 Development Partners


Investing in Women (IW) has established investment vehicles with four reputable global impact investors with ties in South East Asia: Capital 4 Development Partners (C4D Partners), Patamar Capital, Root Capital and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF).

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing IW’s blended finance structures with these partners.  It highlights their achievements and discusses key learnings in mobilising more capital for women’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In particular, this document provides an overview, progress to date and key learnings of IW’s partnership with C4D Partners.

Established in 2013, C4D Partners is an initiative of the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO), a global leading non-governmental organisation with over 50 years of development finance experience. Following a management buyout in 2018, C4D Partners now operates as an independent global impact investment manager.

The partnership with C4D Partners complements the capital instruments deployed by IW’s other impact investment partners who focus on debt, mezzanine and equity financing. C4D Partners is committed to investing with a gender lens and plans to invest at least 30% of its C4D Asia Fund in women’s SMEs.

Table of Contents

IW – innovative blended finance structure with C4D Partners
C4D Asia Fund
Investment activity to date
Gender Lens Action Plan
C4D Partners Gender Lens investing – Key learnings to date
IW’s key insights on gender lens investing
EY insights on gender lens investing
Investing in Women’s achievements to date
EY as Advisor to IW


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