Our approach as an active investor in the healthcare space is characterized by an innovative approach to problem solving in the healthcare industry, access to international best-practice expertise, and a patient-centric focus to delivering the highest quality of care or providing the highest possible quality of innovative products. The healthcare sector in the MENA region, Turkey and Southeast Asia are the fastest growing globally, which means that investments do have a substantial impact on the economy at large and are at the same time delivering notable societal benefits.
While TVM Capital Healthcare’s aim is to create profitable and healthy high-impact companies, we have combined our commercial approach with a social purpose: creating centers of excellence in healthcare in regions where access to high quality providers and products is not a given.
Beginning with an investment into our first regional fund (MENA I) by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2010, it has been a requirement for us to implement a Social and Environmental Management System across the portfolio companies.
After years of upholding these standards throughout our activities, we are not only deeply committed to complying with the IFC’s performance standards and guidance notes on social and environmental sustainability, we have woven these systems and practices into our general investment philosophy and approach:
- We aim to generate profit with a purpose by making meaningful investments in the healthcare sector, our area of expertise. In pursuit of this objective, the firm combines a promising business rationale connected to a social need and a responsible behavior towards its community, environment and stakeholders.
- Our portfolio companies are committed to managing their activities in a way that delivers highest quality of care to patients, protects the health and safety of its employees, sustains the environment, and contributes to the development of the local communities.
- Our close engagement with the companies on social, environmental and governance (ESG) aspects, fosters a deep awareness and understanding of ESG issues that protects and enhances the value of our investments, makes us act responsible towards environment and society, and helps us attract and retain a motivated and loyal workforce which shares our pursuit of excellence.
TVM Capital Healthcare reports annually on its Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance and was a member of GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) for many years, has become a signatory of the UN PRI (UN Principles for Responsible Investment) in 2015, and applies Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), a set of metrics that can be used to measure an organization’s E&S and financial performance.