Our team supports business leaders, mission-driven entrepreneurs, investors, fund managers, and agricultural producers throughout the development of purpose-driven business development and marketing strategies. We work with our clients throughout the process of realizing their impact measurement and management goals. We provide sourcing and supply chain support related to sustainable products.

For investors and fund managers, 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.

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

The Model


Our capacity building methodology is inspired by circular and regenerative processes. Through the RAZ Finance Network, we provide a full range of support to our clients, partners, and members ranging from impact investment strategy and regenerative business development, to impact measurement and management, as well as web development and marketing through Roshem Strategic Communications.

Our information technology division: Roshem Strategic Communications dtakes on web development and marketing projects that are aligned with our values. 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.

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Strategy


We co-create multiple levels of Strategic Development including: Investment Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement Plans, Impact Outcome Measurement, Impact Management and Verification, alongside Financial and Sustainable Business Development Strategy.

Communications


Our Strategy work is interconnected with Communications, IT and Web Development, and Marketing for project leaders choosing to incorporate impact into their communications. 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.

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From Israel, the USA and Serbia our team and RAZ Finance Network members provide:

  • 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

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

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 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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