OUR DEPLOYMENT APPROACH
Our deployment principles guide us in making the strongest individual investments possible.
collaborative investment approach
COLLABORATIVE INVESTMENT APPROACH
Collective insights and diligence for better informed investment decisions
PROVEN MARKET-READY SOLUTIONS
Not taking tech risk to focus fully on accelerating market deployment
Investing in projects and real assets in addition to growth stage companies
Investing primarily in North America and Europe while seeking value creation opportunities in growth markets globally
Through our Systems Based Investment approach, we tactically allocate and curate connections to accelerate the market adoption of the solutions in our Ecosystem.
SYSTEMS BASED INVESTING
1. DEMAND CULTIVATION
Alongside supporting climate solutions directly, we actively cultivate demand by:
Tactically allocating to assets and projects that deploy the solution
Engaging with organisations requiring climate solutions to meet sustainability commitments and increase profitability
2. CROSS-BORDER MARKET DEPLOYMENT
The greatest impact and profit potential for solutions are typically not in the market where they originate. In collaboration with our Ecosystem partners, we actively scale proven solutions into new global markets by lining up licensing agreements and local partnerships.
3. ECOSYSTEM SYNERGIES
We seek opportunities that, beyond demonstrating strong potential individually, create value uplift and additional impact across existing holdings in our portfolio. This includes investing across the value chain to streamline operations through vertical integration.
Drashta has a rigorous, tiered, and tailored impact measurement approach that is customised at each level using the optimal frameworks to enable us to capture and report our direct and indirect impact robustly.
1. IFC OPERATING PRINCIPLES FOR IMPACT MANAGEMENT
Impact management at the firm level is guided by the IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management. This exhaustive set of principles ensures our impact goals are well-integrated, from the investment process all the way to exits, enabling us to monitor our progress in a sustainable manner.
2. UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
At a portfolio level, we use the UN Sustainable Development Goals to map the impact we create across our investment holdings and ensure that we maintain a holistic approach to investing in climate solutions.
3. IMPACT MANAGEMENT PROJECT FIVE DIMENSIONS FRAMEWORK
Finally, while assessing individual opportunities and setting goals for investee companies, we use the IMP’s Five Dimensions framework. This framework ensures we are uniformly comprehensive with our impact measurement across investments and allows us to efficiently assess where investees require additional support for impact management.
This approach has been validated by The Social Impact Consultancy, an expert in impact assessment.