Endeavour to protect human dignity
Through the screening and proofing of projects generating social and environmental impact, BACKBONE contributes to the provision of essential services to people in need with a focus on 4 specific sectors : sustainable agri-business ; education ; medical care ; community & social inclusion.
BACKBONE believes that reasonably-sized entities such as SMEs or cooperatives are ideally positioned to provide products and services meeting local populations' needs.
As implied by the principle of subsidiarity, small to medium-sized entities provide the strongest foundation for human fulfilment and talent development.
BACKBONE measures the level of social inclusion generated by its recommended projects using the IRIS Catalog of Metrics as developped by the GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) for impact reporting
The main SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) addressed by BACKBONE recommended projects are:
After 4 years of running investment operations that support value for people in emerging countries, and of measuring its social impact ex-post … BACKBONE has become a Signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2020. This illustrates BACKBONE’s continuing commitment to making a difference in people’s lives.