Equator Capital Partners LLC is a fund management company dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by investing in private sector financial enterprises in emerging markets. Equator Capital Partners seeks opportunities that deliver competitive financial returns with high development impact for the Funds it manages. The company currently manages the private equity fund ShoreCap II Limited that invests in regulated microfinance institutions and small business banks in developing and transitional economies throughout Africa and Asia.
Equator uses IRIS metrics as a guideline in the development of our internal tools used to benchmark sustainable social and environmental development practices, effective governance, and client protection practices of each institution during our due diligence and portfolio monitoring process. Impact measurement is an integral part of our reporting to shareholders and stakeholders.
Other Impact Measurement Tools
Equator also uses an internally developed methodology to screen and monitor client’s social performance and lending practices according to ESG criteria.