More than an investment platform, BRAVA Investments, LLC is a new take on impact investing that emphasizes outcomes over optics, for both investors and for women. BRAVA exists to deliver returns to investors and real, measurable results for women.
WHO WE ARE
How will you use your investments to once and for all, achieve parity for women globally? The collective engagement of our investors – who come together to address critical global challenges – is unlike any other investment platform in history. BRAVA Investments is a permanently capitalized holding company for investors that want to create long-term economic growth while meaningfully addressing gender parity.
BRAVA invests in high growth, innovative businesses with a proven impact on women in a multi-strategy investment approach throughout the entire capital structure. Our focus is on companies with proven science and technology with the potential for hyper-growth as well as on mispriced assets. We bring value to our investments with not only capital but also our expertise in creating and measuring impact on women globally.
A NEW APPROACH TO GENDER LENS INVESTING
All investments have the potential for a positive social impact – we need to move away from those that don’t. The research is clear: companies that do good in the world return more profits to their shareholders than their counterparts. BRAVA is designed to lead us into the next era in gender lens investing.
Avoid Doing Harm – The practice of screening out harmful investments—commonly called Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)—gains traction with the launch of the nonprofit Ceres after the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill.
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Do Some Good – The term impact investing is coined and the Global Impact Investing Network is launched.
Amplify the Rate of Change – With the launch of BRAVA investments (2016), investors can now maximize and measure their economic and social returns.
THE CREATION OF COMPOUND IMPACT
Investors that also want social change should think carefully about the limited nature of funds, which can encourage short-term thinking and therefore limit both profits and social impact. In business, compound interest can be thought of as interest on top of interest – the way that a principal deposit or investment grows exponentially over time as money is reinvested. At BRAVA, the same principal will apply to our social impact, so we’re using the phrase “compound impact”. Compound impact is the exponential, scaled growth of solutions to global problems, which can happen only when money is invested in a sustained and sustainable way.