Baylis generates measurable developmental impact alongside financial returns.

By focusing on job-intensive investments in the manufacturing, industrial and agricultural processing sectors, Baylis is strongly advancing several of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in countries historically under-served by private capital. Baylis has also aligned itself with the African Development Bank's High Five initiative in support of the industrialization of African markets.


Working within the manufacturing and telecommunications sectors, in particular, demands higher attention to Environmental and Social issues, particularly the choice of energy feedstock, as these operations face greater environmental challenges and have greater improvement potential on these quantifiable metrics. Accordingly, we examine the climate transition impact of our investments as a key performance indicator of our team's investment management performance with incentives directly linked to such efforts.


As the same criteria applies to our Gender Lens Investing (GLI) portfolio overlay. As a women and African led enterprise, Baylis has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Accordingly, Baylis applies a gender lens to its investment policy and is committed to the integration of women into the operations of our portfolio companies from the factory floor to the boardroom.

Beyond gender diversity, Baylis also works to ensure that local talent is strongly represented both at the staff level and in the ownership and management of our portfolio companies.

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