Get involved with The Impact Facility
The Impact Facility recruits companies, donors, NGOs and investors to help harness the power of artisanal mining and turn mineral wealth in into prosperity. There are four ways your organisation can get involved:
Opportunities in business development and environmental initiatives that capture value for both investors and communities.
Grants and donations for projects and initiatives that are designed to bring about significant long-term change.
Value chain development:
Positive and sustainable sourcing relationships between companies and mining communities committed to achieving best practice production standards.
Coordinated multi-organisation efforts to tackle important structural, environmental and social issues that require holistic interventions.
What The Impact Facility offers
The Impact Facility focuses on three key areas that can help create viable artisanal mining businesses and empower communities to break the cycle of poverty.
Access to capacity development
The Impact Facility incentivises access to the resources that help mines develop organisational strength, a strategy that favours progress over performance.
Access to finance
When inefficient production methods and sub-standard equipment threaten productivity, The Impact Facility provides affordable access to financial capital and modern machinery.
Access to markets
The Impact Facility helps open safe routes to fair and regulated markets, reducing the reliance on informal trade routes that can damage mine profitability and supply chain credibility.
Leading The Charge For Change – Our Chance To Transform The Cobalt Mining Sector
For the last 1.5 years, our TDI Impact team at the Impact Facility have been working with Fairphone, Signify and Huayou Cobalt to develop a programme that addresses the most urgent issues associated with the production of cobalt by artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As we are preparing for the public launch of our action platform, we felt the need to contribute to the discourse around artisanal mining of cobalt.
Building A Frontier Impact Investment Sector – The Path Forward For Artisanal And Small Scale Mining – Part 2
The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector is largely unknown or poorly understood by the finance world. There is a perception held by many that investing in and financing ASM comes with insurmountable risk. All investing carries risk, especially in new, unproven or complex sectors such as ASM, however, and this barrier is often dismantled over time as pilot projects demonstrate viability and the investment opportunity emerges. In this continuing series of blog articles, we consider the current status of ASM as an impact investment sector and the barriers it faces. We suggest that building the necessary infrastructure to enable access to finance for ASM can begin to erode these barriers and help to advance ASM projects nearer to unlocking finance.