Impact Strategy

FOUR PILLARS

Drashta is purpose-built, with our four pillars providing a holistic, multi-faceted strategy to tackle the climate crisis while simultaneously capitalising on the biggest economic opportunity of our time.

1. DE-RISKING IMPACT INVESTING 

 

We make impact investing safer and more accessible in order to unlock a significantly larger quantum of capital for breakthrough solutions.

 

2. COLLABORATION

 

We enable key players to come together and align at a greater scale than ever before, further increasing impact and reducing risk. 

3. ACCELERATING IMPACT SOLUTIONS

 

We accelerate the market adoption of proven solutions through our systems-based approach and in collaboration with our ecosystem partners.

 

4. CIRCULARITY

We re-invest 100% of our net profits into subsequent impact investments, structured as a permanent capital vehicle with risk mitigation and impact creation at our core.  

FOCUS

Our strategic focus enables us to maximise impact creation while further mitigating risk. 

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market-ready solutions

PROVEN MARKET-READY SOLUTIONS

We focus on solutions that are ready to scale into new markets, avoiding technology risk.

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MULTI-ASSET CLASS

We focus on enabling capital flows into funds, growth-stage companies and real assets. 

GEOGRAPHIC 
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GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

 

We primarily focus on solutions based in North America and Europe, seeking value creation opportunities in growth markets globally. 

collaborative approach

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH

 

We take a collaborative approach, harnessing collective insights and diligence for better-informed decisions.

 

SYSTEMS-BASED IMPACT

Through our systems-based approach, we tactically identify and support solutions, curating connections to accelerate their global market adoption.

1. DEMAND CULTIVATION

 

Alongside supporting climate solutions directly, we actively cultivate demand by:

 

  • Helping fund the physical assets and projects that deploy the solution

  • Engaging with organisations requiring climate solutions to meet sustainability commitments and increase profitability

 2. CROSS-BORDER MARKET EXPANSION

 

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 help 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 our entire ecosystem. This includes being active across the value chain to streamline operations as well as enabling vertical integration. 

impact framework

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 approval 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 holdings and ensure that we maintain a holistic approach to accelerating climate solutions. 

 

3. IMPACT MANAGEMENT PROJECT FIVE DIMENSIONS FRAMEWORK

 

Finally, while assessing individual opportunities and setting goals for partner companies and funds, we use the IMP’s Five Dimensions framework. This framework ensures we are uniformly comprehensive with our impact measurement across holdings and allows us to efficiently assess where partners require additional support for impact management. 

 

This approach has been validated by The Social Impact Consultancy, an expert in impact assessment.