Our approach to sustainability is founded on the belief that sound economic growth, facilitated by private sector development, is crucial to poverty reduction.
Over 80% of our portfolio is based in low and low-middle income countries in Africa where capital is scarce; and over 70% of our investments are growth investments or greenfield, driving development and growth in addition to delivering attractive returns.
Through our investment program, South Suez is committed to supporting the growth and establishment of local companies and in supporting the improvement and further development of sectors core to the functioning of the economies in which we invest. This is especially true for certain sectors, such as financial services, which is critical to ensuring the inclusion of African citizens in the formal economy.
With operations in over 40 countries on the Continent, our LP’s capital indirectly supports close to 100,000 jobs. In addition to supporting sustainability through investment, South Suez has been involved in funding rural education within some of its core markets. Pease see CSR for more detail.