Emerald Peak Impact Private Equity is a provider of flexible growth and expansion capital to rising SGBs and mature SMEs in underserved markets. Recognizing existing capital markets gaps and the depth of social inequalities highlighted by the pandemic, our goal is to create financial value and catalyze positive impact. Our impact private equity approach is a purpose-built hybrid of traditional private equity methodology and impact investment practices in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  


In addition to enhancing financial value, we work with our portfolio companies to create an impact action plan that identifies baselines, goals, and outcomes metrics around impact themes such as quality jobs, energy efficiency, and waste management. The Emerald Peak team implements both operating and impact action plans in parallel throughout the investment process.

Pol Thielen

Founding Partner, Emerald Peak Private Equity

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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Emerald Peak is an impact private equity fund looking to deploy 150 million USD into Central America and similarly underdeveloped regions in Latin America to fight against poverty and inequalities in this region.

Activities & Initiatives

We are using private enterprises to push social and environmental transformation at speed and scale by offering quality jobs and vocational training to lift vulnerable people out of poverty.

Measures & Targets

Increase to 100% the percentage of portfolio companies’ staff that receive in-house vocational training within our first year of operations.

Increase to 50% the percentage of women in middle and senior management of the portfolio companies within 3 years of operations.

Increase to 100% the percentage of the of portfolio companies’ workforce that will be registered with the local social security within the first year of operations.

Increase to 100% the percentage of the of portfolio companies’ workforce that receive a living wage (not minimum wage) within the first 2 years of operations.

Reduce by 50% the¬†portfolio companies’ carbon footprint within 5 years of acquisition.

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