Why ICO-impact is different?

Welcome to the ICO-IMPACT investment programme.

ICO has developed the ICO-IMPACT Programme by combining human rights principles with developmental strategies for empowerment, development and better governance. The strategy seeks to give people access to the rights set out in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) by enabling city and regional development.

The International Communities Organisation (ICO), a non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in London, aims to empower communities, guided by its vision of self-determination and the values of development and human rights. It fosters an environment where organisations within these communities can overcome the barriers they face, therefore fulfilling their potential to develop and create positive change for their local communities.

Why?

The terminological occupation of “impact investing” can mean different implications for each organisation. For ICOimpact, the impact investing is ipso facto differs from traditional investment thesis. ICOimpact acknowledges that impact investing consists of strategies defining and implementing a viable portfolio across multiple asset classes.

In other words it is a methodological approach for Investment intention that can potentially produce both financial profits and sustainable, focused, assessable, and positive social or environmental value. It is not a non-Impact investment framework which is only proceed the purpose of financial return, without any direct consideration given to the impact thesis.

ICO-Impact Investment Involves:

1. Social Value,
2. Sustainability,
3. Inclusion,
4. Human Rights.
For what purpose?
Through impact investment ICO contributes the implementation of internationally recognised human rights principles by combining developmental strategies for empowerment and better governance. As the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals indicates, we all hold responsibility to take an action for sustainable cities and communities.

How it operates?

ICO-impact issues (1) SMEs and (2) large impact investment funds to contribute cross community reconciliation, i.e. to boost the economy, and facilitate the access to rights by revenue generating investments.  It therefore has 2 pillars: micro finance and macro finance.

 (1) Micro-Finance (for SMEs)

A programme for start-ups with more than 2 years operations. 

We encourage SMEs to join our investment pool at the ICO-IMPACT. We raise funds about  of € 500,000 for business investment per company plus mentoring and business support.  

We can introduce these SMEs to brokers and bankers for investment and raising money to invest in these business. A listed company will raise money via listing on Malta or Prague Stock exchange and potentially in Vienna. 

(2) Macro-Finance (large projects)

Currently, ICO-impact has up to US $2bn funding available for infrastructure and business investments for a mix of private and public opportunities.  Large infrastructure projects receive funds and pay it back in 8-10 years. ICO-impact with its Partner is now ready to support:

Large scale infrastructure projects, such as airports, toll roads, ports, factories, business parks and commercial buildings, or sustainable energy
Boosting economic development through job creation and cross-community working
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