Garden Impact Investments Pte Ltd (“GII”) is a private Singapore-based impact investment holding company. GII invests in businesses that create jobs and provide services and products for the poor and marginalised. We provide expansion capital to small medium size enterprises (SMEs) that have social impact as well as potential for growth and asset appreciation. In addition to the financial returns, each investment will be monitored for their measurable social and environmental impact. Our primary investment focus is South-East Asia.
We expect regular and expeditious communication of all news – good, bad and ugly. We like surprises but not shocks. Regular communications reduces the number of meetings.
We expect integrity in our communications, reporting, regulatory compliance and adherence to the rule of the country of operation. We do not give or accept bribes.
We expect modesty in terms of image, speech and compensation packages. We travel economy class. We do not have a company car policy. The CEO makes the coffee.
We expect loyalty which will be rewarded with loyalty. Job‐hoppers and clock‐watchers will not fit in. Neither will a “this is not my job” attitude. We have a no social website policy.
We have a color & gender blind policy. We have a no swearing/no shouting policy. We expect management to lead through example, encouragement and service.
We expect our investee companies to enjoy what they are doing. When they stop enjoying their work, it is time for them to leave. We like employing people who smile.