INVESTMENT

2016 - Together with the IDB-MIF, we launched a call for proposals for the creation of an Impact Investment Fund for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, and accompanied the development and implementation of the impact investment strategy for the fund until December 2019.

2020 - We accompanied the development of the first Sustainable Bond in Bolivia together with the UNDP and Banco de Desarrollo Productivo de Bolivia.

OUTCOME BASED CONTRACTS

2017/18 - Together with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the IDB Lab, Social Finance UK and Fundación Alimentaris we developed, structured and coordinated the offer of the First Social Impact Bond of Argentina on employability of vulnerable young people, and acted as performance manager of the SIB until 2022.

2019 /20: We designed two payment by result schemes, one in conjunction with the UNDP on capacity building for school teachers for the Province of Salta, Argentina; and another in conjunction with Open Society Foundation to work on the issue of community sponsorship of displaced persons and refugees in Argentina.

In 2020, together with the Argentine Food Bank Network and Fundación Alimentaris, we developed a pay-per-result structure aimed at improving the nutritional quality of the food delivered and health of beneficiaries.

MARKET BUIILDING

2016 - We launched and still lead the Impact Investment Working Group for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay (www.inversiondeimpacto.net) and we represent Argentina in the Global Steering Group on Impact Investment.

2019 - Launched the Latin American Pay-by- Results Network with counterparts in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and the UK.

2020 - We became an advisory member of the LATIMPACTO (Strategic Philanthropy), facilitating networks for the development of this initiative in the Southern Cone.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Over the last 5 years we have developed valuable material that points to the development of the impact investment market in Latin America. Among others, these are worth highlighting:

2017 - "Study on the opportunities and challenges for impact investment in Argentina".

2018 - "Building Impact Investment Wholesalers", in conjunction with the Global Steering Group on Impact Investment.

2019 - "Manual on the use of impact metrics and reporting for Sustainable Enterprises", together with the Argentine Ministry of the Environment.

2020 - "Study on opportunities and challenges of impact investment in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile" together with UNDP.

5 YEARS OLD AND GROWING RAPIDLY IN LATIN AMERICA

We are now 5 years old. Recently we launched our new strategy for the next decade focusing on the development of new opportunities and viable investment vehicles in line with Agenda 2030’s decade of Action. We are here to show that it is possible to invest, generate a financial return and a positive impact on society and the environment. We focus on:

1. Developing innovative financing vehicles, instruments and tools for impact investment.

2. Structuring, implementing and managing performance-based, pay-by-results contracts and funds for governments, private actors and multilaterals.

3. Supporting our clients in the development of their sustainable and impact investment strategies and their implementation.

4. Building the market for sustainable and impact investments in Latin America, through market intelligence and training/awareness raising workshops.

Who we are

We have the experience developing the solutions, opportunities and vehicles through which investors can align capital with purpose, to catalyse lasting economic and social change.


We know that investment has the power to achieve the change we want to see happen in our lifetime, at the speed and scale needed.


We are driven by the conviction that building a thriving, inclusive, and sustainable economy represents a unique opportunity to shift course for Latin America


WE EXIST TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN


WE ARE ACRUX

Services

We focus on transforming Latin America´s biggest market challenges into unique opportunities, to generate impact at scale. We do this by working in partnership with experts in different areas: legal and tax, finance, gender lens investment, technology, education, environmental sustainability, SME investment and international cooperation.

INVESTMENT


We structure and develop innovative financing vehicles, instruments and tools for impact investment through feasibility studies, design and technical, financial and legal assistance for structuring and implementation, working in partnership with the public and private sector and the civil society.

We advise investors on the diversification of their sustainable and impact investment strategies and their implementation, including impact management, measurement and reporting in line with international standards and best practices.

We assist our clients in the development, structuring and management of:

  • Sectoral and mixed impact investment funds (combining different types and sources of capital to cater to the sector or segment chosen for the fund).
  • Green, Social and Sustainable Bond frameworks and Sustainability Linked Bonds, according to ICMA principles and SDG Impact Standards.
  • Impact Investment Wholesalers.
  • Sustainable and impact investment strategies notably for fund managers, institutional investors, and governments

OUTCOME BASED CONTRACTS


We work with governments, development finance institutions, private and institutional investors, social enterprises in the development of pay-by-results contracts (SIB, DIB and pay-for-success contracts), promoting more efficient management of public or private funds and the constant search for innovative solutions to complex social issues. Once launched, we manage their financial performance and impact.

We accompany the development of this financing tool conducting

  • Feasibility studies
  • Design of metrics and performance indicators
  • Structuring of payment-by-results contracts and funds
  • Advising governments on the structuring of the financing instruments and budget management
  • Performance (impact) and financial management
  • Evaluation and reporting of results achieved

MARKET INTELLIGENCE, TRAINING AND IMPACT MARKET BUILDING


We develop and build the market for sustainable and impact investments through:

Developing, participating and fostering networks, promoting best practices and generating knowledge:

We develop key market intelligence needed to grow the impact investment market in Latin America through market research and analysis.

We train key market players, including private and institutional investors, corporations, governments, service providers, academia and multilaterals, both public and in house.

Team

We have a multidisciplinary team with diverse expertise that includes specialists in finance, management, development and impact measurement.

Together we can provide multi-dimensional solutions to our clients and the projects we work on, from governments to private investors and companies, generating value in everything we do.

Acrux has a unique network of pro-bono advisors, experts in areas including: investment and finance, financial innovation, regulatory and legal frameworks, management, entrepreneurship, international development and impact investing, who motivate, challenge and support us to think "outside the box" and find innovative solutions to complex problems.

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María Laura is the Director of Acrux Partners, a firm specialized in impact investment based in Argentina and the UK...

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MARÍA LAURA TINELLI
Director & Co Founder
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María José Castelli, works as Project Manager in Argentina. María José has many years of experience in the labour market both...

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MARIA JOSÉ CASTELLI
Project Manager in Argentina
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Federica has been working since 2020 as Manager of new projects in Uruguay, and is a recognized leader in team development and...

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FEDERICA ABELLA
Project Manager in Uruguay
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lavia works as Impact Director, leading impact evaluation and measurement projects. She has more than 10 years of...

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FLAVIA TINELLI
Impact Director
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Juan Savino has been an Advisor to Acrux since 2015, and is in charge of Investor Relations for Lexington Partners in...

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JUAN SAVINO
Advisor
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Martine Delogne is an international consultant who specialises in sustainable and inclusive development and the development...

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MARTINE DELOGNE
International Consultant
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Constanza Connolly has been an advisor to Acrux since its foundation in 2015. She is Counselor of Estudio Beccar Varela. She...

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CONSTANZA CONNOLLY
Counselor of Estudio Beccar Varela
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Adolfo has been an advisor at Acrux since 2020, and Senior Product Manager at Mercado Libre. His area of expertise is project...

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ADOLFO DIAZ VALDEZ
Advisor
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Damian Gerbasi served for 2 years as an Investment Associate for Acrux and is now a strategic ally of the organization. His work...

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DAMIAN GERBASI
Advisor
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Noelia has more than 15 years of experience in public and private organisations and as a consultant for international...

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Noelia Pacharotti
Senior Analyst

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