Roshem Impact is the strategic impact investment capacity building division of Roshem Ventures. Our team supports fund managers, investors, corporations and nonprofits throughout the process of realizing their impact thesis, impact investment strategy, alongside their impact measurement and management plans. Together, we identify investable opportunities focused on the realization of specific impact outcomes, while providing sourcing and supply chain support related to sustainable products. Our team further supports business and entrepreneurs in measuring and managing their positive impact while communicating outcomes to their stakeholders.

Revenue from our external client and network partner projects is re-invested through Roshem Ventures to support the development of our rural innovation center network and a global regenerative business ecosystem through the SHEFA Regenerative Outcomes Fund.

Capacity-building support strengthens an investee’s operations, strategy, or impact. Such support may be provided either pre- or post-investment and either directly by the investor or by a third party. While we share the scope of our work defined as “Capacity Building Support”, investors use a variety of other terms for this practice, including Technical assistance, Portfolio engagement, Non-financial support and Value-additive support.

The Model

Our capacity building methodology is inspired by circular and regenerative processes. We provide a full range of support to our clients, partners, and Roshem Ventures investees, ranging from impact investment strategy and regenerative business development, impact measurement and management, to information technology and marketing through Roshem Strategic Communications.

Our regenerative rural innovation projects are founded on the circular economy model: our stakeholders grow organic crops, including fruit, vegetables, industrial hemp and more; we invest in the rural infrastructure and programs necessary to support farmers and the local community.

The interconnected Roshem Ventures portfolio of companies and initiatives is focused on scaling technology for sustainable development and equitable trade development globally.

Our information technology division: Roshem Strategic Communications develops trading platforms for sustainable and organic products produced by our team, partners, and investees. Our team takes on aligned external client projects to continuously fund our overall impact goals and sustainable business development initiatives. The capacity building support we provide is based on a circular model that continues to support the development of the Roshem Rural Innovation centre network, while we are increasingly more able to provide support to regenerative farmers and rural SMEs.

Meet Our Team

The IT, marketing and communications strategy support provided by Roshem Strategic Communications is geared towards impact investment funds, sustainable and conscious businesses, and leaders with a strong commitment to social and environmental impact. Both the revenue and experience gained through this work supports the further growth of our rural development project which combines information technology, agriculture and eco-tourism.

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Our Work

We are strategists who take on a holistic approach to impact-focused business development. We support Roshem Ventures investees, our network partners, and clients through the process of impact investment strategy development and realization, scoping and identifying opportunities, outlining and implementing impact measurement and management plans.

Our processes start with Discovery and we identify strengths, goals, areas in need of improvement, alongside intended impact and financial outcomes for the projects we take on. Then, we create multiple levels of Strategy including: Investment Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement Plans, Impact Outcome Measurement, Impact Management and Verification, alongside Financial and Sustainable Business Development Strategy.

That work is then interconnected with Communications, IT and Web Development, and Marketing for project leaders choosing to incorporate impact into their communications strategies. As part of this process, investors, leaders and project managers can choose to work with us here at Roshem Impact, Roshem Strategic Communications, or both to realize the results they seek.

Roshem Regenerative Innovation

From our Rural Innovation Centers, and remotely from South Africa, Colorado, USA, Israel, Sombor and Belgrade, Serbia, our team and Roshem Network members provide:

  • Impact investment structuring and strategy development
  • Impact finance advisory
  • Communications and sustainable business development strategy
  • Equitable trade, sourcing, and supply chain development consulting services
  • Business development consulting within the impact investing sector, with a focus on sustainable, regenerative and organic agriculture
  • Impact metrics and consulting related to third-party verification, including B Corporation certification
  • Membership-based online learning
  • In-person training and workshops
  • Intellectual property management and trademark registration
  • Project management for impact-focused companies, and Guidance on grant-writing, program-related investment and innovative financing through partnerships with foundations and nonprofits

Our requirement is that our clients actively create positive social and environmental benefit through their work, whether by improving their existing governance policies and procedures, or by engaging in impact investment. We support companies and organizations addressing the sustainable development goals.

The Roshem Strategic Communications team provides:

  • Communications and marketing strategy development
  • Web design and development
  • Online community membership platform development
  • Information technology consulting, including information security advisory
  • Graphic design
  • Digital and print marketing
  • Media services including public relations, videography, and video editing
  • Social media management

Projects we’ve developed as part of the Roshem Ventures investment portfolio include:

  • The production, distribution and direct sale of organic agriculture products
  • E-commerce sales of organic food, conscious and sustainable clothing, natural and toxin-free cosmetics and children’s toys, artisan-made handicrafts.

Our team is dedicated to growing and developing the portfolio of Roshem Ventures regenerative businesses and initiatives from the ground up.

Both literally from the viewpoint of Roshem organic and regenerative agriculture initiatives and experientially in the form of creating shared value through impact technology and community investment programs.

In order to be a catalyst for the growth of conscious and regenerative business across Canada, Portugal, Serbia, South Africa, Israel, the United States and beyond, we connect with other leaders and entrepreneurs for the purpose of getting our concept out into the world while also helping support them along their own journeys. Find out more at the Roshem Network.

Power of Capacity Building Support

The impact investing industry has grown substantially since the term was widely adopted in 2007. While an increasing number of viable investment opportunities has driven this growth in part, three-quarters of impact investors surveyed continue to identify a limited number of high quality investment opportunities with track records as a major challenge constricting the industry’s growth.

In addition to providing financing,impact investors often bolster the capacity of their investees, thereby growing the number of investment-ready businesses. Capacity-building support, also known as technical assistance (TA), is one tool that many impact investors use to strengthen and enhance the
investability—and, hence, performance—of companies. According to the GIIN’s 2015 Annual Impact Investor Survey, 73% of impact investors provide technical assistance to investees.

Capacity-building support can take many forms and address a wide variety of issues.

In an effort to offer greater insight into the practice and utility of capacity building support, this report explores common forms of capacity-building support used by impact investors, many of which resemble forms of nonfinancial support historically leveraged by conventional investors. While both impact and conventional investors use capacity-building support to strengthen the underlying businesses of investee companies, impact investors also use it to enhance and extend their impact.

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