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.