China Impact Fund (CIF)

Capacity builderDirect investor

User Profile

China Impact Fund (CIF) is China's first impact fund that specializes in financing and accelerating small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) providing environmentally friendly products and services as well as start-up companies with an environmental value proposition for the country's Base of Pyramid (BoP) population, primarily those in sustainable land use, clean energy and water access.

IRIS Use

CIF works with New Ventures China (NVC) under an impact investing plus business acceleration hybrid model to provide financing and technical assistance services to environmentally-focused small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in China.

For NVC business accelerator:

  • Funder reporting
  • Marketing and communications
  • Track and manage program performance
  • Maintain credibility

For CIF portfolio businesses:

  • Communicate with CIF's institutional and individual investors
  • Marketing and communications
  • Identify risks, areas for improvement in operational efficiencies, and opportunities

Other Impact Measurement Tools

CIF/NVC works with their portfolio companies to help them obtain their GIIRS rating