Who are we

The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns. We seek to partner with creative entrepreneurs and build successful businesses that drive meaningful, measurable and positive change.

It will take more than $2.5 trillion per year to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Although, global private capital markets control more than $200 trillion in assets, less than 1% of that is committed to impact.

Though this number is growing, there is much more to do.

Delivering Impact at Scale

As the world’s largest impact investment fund, The Rise Fund is uniquely positioned to bring resources and experience to help reach the SDGs. Together, we can demonstrate to the investing market that impact can exist alongside competitive financial returns. In addition, our decades of experience at TPG has helped us build a successful track record of investing around the world and helped unlock the potential of innovators and entrepreneurs who are creating new approaches to solving these seemingly intractable problems.

We are Committed to Evidence-Based Impact Investing

We have defined 30 key outcome areas, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in which impact is both achievable and measurable through evidenced-based, quantifiable assessment. For each potential investment, we calculate an Impact Multiple of Money (IMM)™, part of our proprietary assessment methodology that allows us to estimate a company’s potential for positive impact. We deploy the IMM with rigor consistent with our commitment to a data-driven approach, and it enables us to manage, measure and drive impact results throughout the course of our investment.

The Rise Fund will use quantitative assessments of impact, in addition to qualitative assessments. Assessments are undergirded by rigorous published research and other evidence that demonstrates that a given product or service delivers positive social and environmental outcomes. The IMM captures the net positive impact created by a company’s core products and services and the outcomes they generate, along with any significant resulting externalities. and is quantified in a dollar amount so that the fund’s investment review committee can evaluate impact alongside key financial and business factors.

End-to-end Assessment 

Measurement will be integrated throughout the investment cycle.

  • Sourcing: We will seek companies that deliver products, services, and interventions shown by research to lead to specific, quantifiable social or environmental benefits.
  • Diligence: We will estimate in quantitative terms the impact we anticipate can be achieved with the investment and clearly define how it aligns with our impact goals.
  • Investment: We will manage investments to enhance both impact and financial returns. We will monitor progress towards achieving impact goals throughout the investment.
  • Exit: Post-exit, we will assess and report on the total impact achieved through the investment.

Looking ahead

The Rise Fund has been one of the first major impact investing funds to bring major institutional investors to the table. More than half of them are coming to the space for the first time, an encouraging sign for future impact investment efforts.

As a younger generation moves into leadership roles in society, they bring an interest in impact investing to the fore —millennials are twice as likely to buy goods and services from brands that create environmental impact, and three times more likely to work for companies that are committed to social and environmental justice.

It is clear that there is immense potential for impact investing to scale and build upon the success of its early pioneers.