These impacts will continue to be heightened and catalysed in the Global South, where there is less funding available and often underfunded infrastructure in place to support the most affected communities.
Furthermore, many countries in the Global South are not primary contributors to our planets’ pollution, yet these countries are often situated on the front line of the climate crisis, suffering climate shocks such as flooding, droughts and wildfires. Climate shocks have huge impacts on global supply chains, harshly effecting a country’s domestic growth whilst causing physical damage to many countries’ infrastructures.
From real estate to energy, every market and sector needs to “clean up” their act when it comes to sustainability. Global events such as COP28 have spotlighted how important it is that we make the green and blue transitions in order to retain a healthy economy and sustainable planet. These events have led to huge changes in consumer and investor behaviour and have shifted priorities in investment portfolios and funds to advocate for responsible sustainable funds which invest into innovative projects.
Wellers Impact was formed in 2017 as a sister company to the law group year as a means to structure funds for innovations and entrepreneurs that aim to find a path forward for sustainable development.
What is Wellers Impact?
Wellers Impact is an impact investment management specialist that aims to tackle some of the most prevalent issues that inhibit sustainable development.
Wellers Impact are passionate about using economics to transform lives and communities whilst generating risk adjusted, market rate returns for investors. We invest in SMEs across a variety of sectors, including real estate, plastics and waste management and independent manufacturing supply chains. Please take a look at the Wellers Impact website to find out more about our projects and sustainable approach to investing.
Moving towards a Circular Economy
Our most basic resources are running out, with water scarcity set to threaten more than 50% of the world’s population by 2050. Continuous plastic production threatens our biosecurity and adds further discourse to global warming through its fossil fuel-intensive production process. Fossil fuels are still our primary global energy source. For us to become sustainable, we must move away from this linear take-make-waste approach and move towards a circular economy rhetoric.
Reuse, recycle and repurpose. This needs to become the new normal for business and only requires us to leverage what we already have. Wellers Impact invests in projects and businesses that provide innovative circular economy solutions which tackle our barriers to financial, social and environmental sustainability, spanning from sustainable finance real estate solutions to pioneering plastic pollution companies in Kenya.
What is Water Unite?
Water Unite are an organisation that help retailers and brands contribute to problems within the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector and the plastics sector. Water Unite developed a micro-levy system where one cent of every bottle of water or other drinks product sold goes towards a fund to help solve these problems.
Co-op UK became the first company to join the Water Unite initiative, donating a penny per litre sold from all branded water products across its 2,600 stores in the U.K. to contribute to its initiative.
What is Water Unite Impact?
Wellers Impact partnered with Water Unite to create the Water Unite Impact Fund. The fund uses microfinance models such as micro-levies in addition to blended finance in order to fund innovators in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), plastics, waste management and energy.
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