Entrepreneurs for the benefit of regions
Support impact-driven entrepreneurship, in France and abroad
Groupe SOS believes in the emergence of a new form of entrepreneurship that is more humane, more caring, and more efficient: ambitious but realistic, committed to creating wealth benefiting everyone, including the most excluded. This impact-driven entrepreneurship however needs to be open to all and those embarking on this journey need to be given all the keys to succeed.
That is why our organisations are working to bring about positive change everywhere, and to serve as springboards for the innovative project initiators that commit to a more caring, more inclusive, and more sustainable society.
All over the world, particularly in developing countries, Groupe SOS is creating the conditions to encourage the emergence of citizen and entrepreneurial ecosystems through support programmes and awareness-raising initiatives targeting civil society.
Several of our organisations are active in developing countries, with business incubation centres, as well as off-site digital courses. The purpose of these initiatives is to promote education, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurship.
Encouraging entrepreneurial diversity
It is time to put the will to make a difference and the determination to succeed at the heart of the entrepreneurial equation. Society hosts a great deal of hidden talents, some of whom are the people closest to its actual needs, just waiting for support to become a contribution to their community.
That is why we need to put an end to inequalities in access to entrepreneurship. Our mission is to help new voices and new players emerge among those who are furthest removed from this ecosystem.
Financially supporting high-impact projects
Accelerating the shift towards positive impact investment
The amount of capital injected to finance the social and ecological transition is constantly growing, with the emergence of new ‘doctrines’ such as solidarity finance, ethical finance, and impact investment. However, with the number of impact funds constantly on the rise, the risk of “impact washing” has never been higher. Therefore, Groupe SOS has joined forces with the Magellim asset management group to create Impact Source, the reference for high-impact funds of funds in France and Europe. Based on the expertise of Groupe SOS, this fund of investment funds has developed a unique framework for assessing the relevance of different impact investment strategies.
The Impact Source fund of funds, classified as SFDR 9 – the highest level in European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation in place since 2021, was also launched with the ambition of establishing objective impact criteria and reporting reliable, sector-specific data. This is fully aligned with the strategy of Groupe SOS, which seeks to drive systemic change.