Investing in more than a business: Investor engagement with Essence of Fiji

Investing in more than a business: Investor engagement with Essence of Fiji

Recently we took Deb Sadranu, Founder and Managing Director of Essence of Fiji to meet with our investment partners, Enterprise Angels in New Zealand.  Enterprise Angels has facilitated over $40M of investment in 80 different early stage and established businesses since launching in 2008. Founder Bill Murphy and Impact Investment manager, Kristen Joiner (pictured) are proactively building interest in impact investing amongst their members and many have expressed a strong interest in doing good and making money.  We have been working with Essence of Fiji, in partnership with Pacific RISE ... READ MORE

Two Feet 2017/18 – where are they now?

Two Feet 2017/18 – where are they now?

Over the years we’ve seen first-hand how hard it can be to build sustainable organisations that create positive change in the world. We’ve built an accelerator program specifically for social entrepreneurs to give them the tools and confidence they need to build and run sustainable social enterprises and mission-led businesses. Since 2013, over 250 people have taken part in our Two Feet accelerator program and we’ve seen the incredible progress of many of those businesses.  To share their inspiration, here are just some of the successful social enterprises we’ve worked with over the ... READ MORE

TDi in the Pacific: Q&A with our Head of Pacific Programs Anna

TDi in the Pacific: Q&A with our Head of Pacific Programs Anna

Anna Moegerlein works here at TDi heading up our consulting and business development in the Pacific. She recently sat down with Sam Cook at Pacific Legal Network (PLN) Australia to share about TDi’s work in the Pacific, and to shed some light on what drives everything that we do in the ‘do good make money’ space. *The following interview was originally posted on PLN’s blog here.   Q: You currently work at TDi, can you please tell me more about what TDi does and why you get out of bed and go to work every day? TDi was founded by investors and entrepreneurs to awaken the ... READ MORE

Announcing our Second leveraged Investment into the Pacific with Tanna Coffee

Announcing our Second leveraged Investment into the Pacific with Tanna Coffee

TDi are proud and excited to announce the second investment that we enabled into the Pacific. Following months of working closely with various partners across the region including DFAT and Pacific Trade & Invest, we are pleased to announce that we have leveraged $656,000 in investment capital,  for a business making a real difference to peoples’ lives in the South Pacific. In 2015, Cyclone Pam devastated many of Vanuatu’s 84 islands. One island, called Tanna, suffered the full force of the storm, and the coffee-growing hub, comprised of 750,000 plants, was almost completely ... READ MORE

Meet: Coconut Cluster

Meet: Coconut Cluster

We are excited to announce that our first enterprise in the Pacific has taken on investment. Coconut Cluster, based in Samoa, produce high quality virgin organic coconut oil and export it internationally and locally. Coconut oil traditionally has been used for cooking, but now is increasing in popularity as a beauty product in Western markets. TDi worked with Coconut Cluster to help them become investment ready, and ready to present to the Genesis Impact Fund, with whom they have taken on investment. Let’s take a step back. Since July 2015, TDi has been working with DFAT to explore and READ MORE

STREAT

STREAT

This case study is from 2014. We're catching up with Ethical Property Australia to see what they're up to in 2017. Watch this space. STREAT is a social enterprise that provides homeless youth with the life-skills, work experience and training to start a career in hospitality. After a long gestation, STREAT’s founders, Bec Scott and Kate Barrelle, kick-started the organisation in 2010 with two small food carts in Federation Square and a class of nine trainees. STREAT now supports six Melbourne based businesses – including cafes, catering and coffee roasting businesses – which provide ... READ MORE

Ethical Property Australia

Ethical Property Australia

This case study is from 2014. We're catching up with Ethical Property Australia to see what they're up to in 2017. Watch this space. Ethical Property Australia provides property solutions to socially or environmentally driven organisations. Based on a model that’s been operating successfully in Europe for 15 years, Ethical Property brings together ethically minded investors who want the security of a property backed investment but are also after a blended value return – one that delivers both a financial and a social or environmental return on their investment. Ethical Property then ... READ MORE

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