Inpulse Investment Manager

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Inpulse Investment Manager
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Inpulse Investment Manager
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 50 and 70%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
Financial Institution, Fund management company
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Bruno Dunkel
Av. Jules César 2 box 7
Woluwe Saint Pierre
Organisation summary

Inpulse is a Brussels-based investment manager with a special expertise on social investments and microfinance institutions.From a core expertise in cooperative equity financing, Inpulse developed a strong experience in managing alternative investment funds providing dedicated and tailored financing to microfinance and socially driven financial institutions.

Our Vision

Inpulse wants to be a key driver in developing responsible finance to empower vulnerable groups in Europe and the rest of the world. Impulse aims at building up cooperatives values, boosting local economies and fighting exclusion trough fostering entrepreneurship.

Our Mission

Inpulse commits to:

  • tailor and engineer fair financial and non-financial tools
  • manage and advice investment vehicles sharing the same Vision
  • raise funding amongst professional socially committed investors
  • leverage on the resources addressed to responsible economic initiatives
  • operate as an impact driven organization joining investors and ultimate beneficiaries

Our Values

Inpulse believes that responsible finance is a driver for positive change. To perform our mission, the following values serve as a compass to the daily activities: 

Honesty: Inpulse works transparently to set out fair relationships with all stakeholders

Reliability: Inpulse is a reliable partner fully dedicated to its partners

Solidarity: Inpulse forges working partnerships by crossing cultural differences and philosophical barriers

MaturityConstant development is core to inspire Impulse approach. We always look for new opportunities to scale up operations and partnerships

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Technical Assistance
Countries of intervention: 
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Interventions that support microfinance subsectors, Rural finance, Value chain development, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Roma community development
  • Micro level: Financial product development and innovation, Performance (financial and social)
  • Other themes: Sector mapping
Main competences: 

From a core expertise in cooperative equity financing (via the SOFICATRA Fund), Inpulse developed a strong experience in managing alternative investment funds providing dedicated and tailored financing to microfinance and socially driven financial institutions. By managing CoopEst and CoopMed funds Inpulse developed a strong expertise in bringing long-term financial solutions to social financial institutions (including MFI, credit union, cooperatives…) through senior and subordinated debts in local and foreign currencies.

The geographical scope of our activities covers the whole European Union and neighbouring countries.

Considering our institutional background and now as subsidiary of the Crédit Coopératif Group, Inpulse is deeply rooted in both the Social Economy and the microfinance sector. Our excellent connections with the existing microfinance and cooperative networks and our multiple partnerships with respective stakeholders ensure a sound understanding of the market Inpulse is working in.

Inpulse has developed and is implementing a tailored social performance management tool to track and report the social impact of its funds.

The social performance management begin with partner selection based on evaluation mission and assessment of their commitments to achieve positive multiple bottom line results. During due diligence, a set of indicators is applied to assess the potential partners’ performances in selected areas. Potential clients endorsing international initiatives and/or using tools for insuring high social performance standards are particularly valued during our assessment.

A quarter reporting, with social performance indicators, is used by our investees to update and regularly review the investment strategy.

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