Innpact S.A. is proud to support the Africa Conservation and Communities Tourism Fund SCSp SICAV RAIF (ACCT fund) that held its final close on the 26th of May 2023 raising a total of USD 70m. The ACCT fund is an innovative collaboration that adopts an impact-first approach to demonstrate how driving sustainable investment into the conservation tourism sector can benefit some of the continent’s most ecologically important landscapes and their surrounding communities.
Innpact Fund Management S.A. is the Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) of the ACCT fund and has been closely working with its partners ThirdWay Partners (ThirdWay) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) during the early years of fund in implementing its operational framework.
The ACCT fund utilizes a blended financing structure, which includes both commercial and catalytic tranches of investment capital, to provide the required financing for the conservation tourism sector. Investors in the ACCT fund include TNC, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), ASN Biodiversity Fund, Ceniarth, clients of Align Impact, and other investors.
The mission of the ACCT fund is to provide flexible financing solution to Africa national park tourism operators in the targeted sectors while fostering land and water protection, promoting employment and providing direct contributions to the socio-economic benefits of the local communities in its target region. The ACCT fund’s first investments have helped its investees to retain over 1,000 jobs across 35 camps and contributed to protection of 84,000 km2 of conservation area.
We look forward to our continued collaboration with ThirdWay & TNC in order to successfully continue deploying the fund to achieve its objectives.