ARCH supports the development of resilient, sustainable economies by strengthening local communities and ecosystems. When assessing ESG risks and opportunities, we evaluate how portfolio companies can make a meaningful difference in the markets where they operate.
Directly and/or indirectly mitigate climate change.
Improve access to good quality food without seasonal price fluctuation.
Enable or increase access to energy and business activities in rural communities.
Enhance communities’ livelihoods and local social infrastructure, with a particular focus on those that are vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Reduce future public sector health cost and improve healthcare offerings, particularly pharmaceutical availability and efficacy.
Enable economic growth via diversification and creation of value-added businesses, and expansion of export markets.
In 2022, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program’s (ESMAP) Grids for Half a Billion People: Market Outlook and Handbook for Decision Makers named ARCH one of the top 20 investors globally investing in mini-grids between 2010 and 2022. Specifically, ARCH made the Investors Funding Early-Stage Scale Up category, which includes top investors with average deal sizes of $5-10 million.
ESMAP aims to help low and middle-income countries reduce poverty and boost growth through sustainable energy solutions. Through their partnership with World Bank Group, ESMAP works to accelerate the energy transition required to achieve UN SDG 7 to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.