Alterra Impact Finance GmbH is a Swiss-based advisory firm and investment manager for social impact investments. Alterra structures and advises custom accounts for impact investors and is the investment manager for an impact investment fund- SICAV-SIF-in Luxembourg. Alterra takes an holistic view and focusses investments on basic necessities for a human being—health, water and food, in addition to responsible consumer goods which are supportive of the environment. Investments will be made in Europe or with european companies.
Investments explicitly include and reward specific positive externalities- or impact- of an enterprise through patient and supportive equity investments. These positive social and environmental externalities are central to the overall investment focus of Alterra. Impact investments are currently being incorporated into traditional portfolios by leading European and US banks, foundations, family offices and institutional investors.
The green/eco and natural lifestyles and markets of the “cultural creatives”, or LOHAS, is diverse, recognized, well established and growing rapidly. Numerous studies attest to the commercial depth of this market segment.
The Fund seeks to “do well by doing good”, and can make a distinct and measurable difference in Europe.