Societal Impact

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Phitrust has been an innovative precursor in financing social enterprises. What seemed like a crazy bet is now a reality, with the development of many projects responding to the growing social challenges of our society. Discovering the notion of patient capital, so antithetical to our current world, Phitrust learned that time allowed social enterprises to adapt their structure, to find the right compromises to respond to social issues while seeking profitability, the only way to sustain their projects. Coaching entrepreneurs is a very important aspect of Phitrust’s approach, which contributes to the structuring and growth of companies to increase their social impact, while respecting the necessary economic equilibrium.

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Four tools for societal impact

Phitrust offers four complementary tools dedicated to the financing and support of social entrepreneurship in France, Europe and worldwide.

All the supported projects

Alenvi

Alenvi

Alenvi is a home care services company that reinvents the way dependent elderly people are being accompanied, by empowering carers.
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Lita.co

Lita.co

Lita.co is a crowdfunding company specialized in the equity financing of companies with a social or environmental goal.
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Koiki

Koiki

Koiki is a last mile delivery company employing mentally impaired people excluded from the job market.
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Lemon Tri

Lemon Tri

Lemon Tri installs innovative recycling machines allowing automatic sorting and recycling.
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Simplon.co

Simplon.co

Simplon.co is a business that provides computer coding training in the form of free of charge six-month courses.
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Tale Me

Tale Me

Tale Me offers a renting services for children and maternity clothes, with a insertion workshop in Brussels to maintenaing the clothes
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AMSI

AMSI

AMSI offers turnkey business concepts to unemployed potential auto-entrepreneurs.
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Cameroun Breuvages

Cameroun Breuvages

Cameroun Breuvages produces and distributes spring water sold in sachets, marketed under the brand name Sawawa.
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Chênelet

Chênelet

Foncière Chênelet develops societal projects through the construction and renovation of social, ecological, comfortable and low-cost housing, fully adapted to elderly and disabled persons.
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CoopMed

CoopMed

CoopMed is an investment fund in the mediteranean of 10.5M euros for the development of the social economy.
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Ecodair

Ecodair

Ecodair manages the refurbishment of computer equipment by mentally impaired persons.
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Ethical Property Europe

Ethical Property Europe

Ethical Property Europe develops and manages office space for non-profits in HEQ* buildings (HEQ: High Environmental Quality).
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Etic

Etic

Etic develops and manages office space for non-profits in HEQ* buildings (HEQ: High Environmental Quality).
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I&P Afrique

I&P Afrique

Investisseurs & Partenaires Afrique Entrepreneurs provides financial and mentoring support for SMEs and microfinance institutions in their development growth phase.
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I&P Développement

I&P Développement

Investisseurs & Partenaires Développement provides finance and support to very small enterprises and microcredit institutions.
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ISF Solidaire

ISF Solidaire

ISF Solidaire is a simplified joint stock company created by Phitrust Partenaires to finance projects within the framework of the French TEPA law.
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La Laiterie du Berger

La Laiterie du Berger

La Laiterie du Berger collects milk from more than 700 semi-nomadic Fulani herders and produces and distributes nutritional dairy products.
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La Varappe

La Varappe

La Varappe offers social reintegration through employment in the following sectors: interim employment, construction and public works, waste treatment, maintenance of green spaces, renewable energy.
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Main Forte

Main Forte

Main Forte offers social reintegration through employment in the regional road transportation sector.
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Microfinance Solidaire

Microfinance Solidaire

Funding of Entrepreneurs du Monde socially-oriented startup microfinance partner programs.
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Phitrust Asia

Phitrust Asia

Phitrust Asia is an impact investment company created by Phitrust Partenaires focusing on South East Asia, a region where social entrepreneurship is emerging and developing rapidly.
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Phitrust Partenaires Europe

Phitrust Partenaires Europe

Phitrust Partenaires Europe is a simplified joint stock company created by Phitrust Partenaires and the European Investment Fund to finance social entrepreneurship projects within the European Union.
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PerMicro

PerMicro

Permicro offers microfinance for immigrant populations in Italy.
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SEEA

SEEA

Schneider Electric Energy Access (SEEA) is the Schneider Electric Group’s social investment fund whose focus is access to energy for disadvantaged populations.
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Swiss Fresh Water

Swiss Fresh Water

Swiss Fresh Water manufactures and provides water treatment machines.
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TagPay

TagPay

TagPay offers a solution that allows a number of banking operations to take place via secure electronic transactions made from any mobile phone, regardless of the provider.
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Krakakoa

Krakakoa

Krakakoa develops the first premium, fair trade and organic bean to bar Indonesian chocolate.
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Nexus – Pioneer Facility

Nexus – Pioneer Facility

Pionner Facility allows to bridge the financing gap for young social enterprises in the access to energy, water and sanitation field.
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Wheig Asia

Wheig Asia

Wheig Asia develops waste valorization sites especially for big malls, starting in Bangkok.
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Homeblok

Homeblok

Homeblok offers a modular, transportable, high quality and low priced housing prototype made of wood and recycled shipping containers.
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La Ruche du Médoc

La Ruche du Médoc

La Ruche du Médoc promotes the creation of an economy through the creation of small agricultural enterprises (TPE), well anchored in the local market.
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On Purpose

On Purpose

On Purpose manages a leadership program aimed at training young professionals who want to use the company's opportunities to make a positive impact on society.
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Passerelles & Compétences

Passerelles & Compétences

The association Passerelles & Compétences connects solidarity associations and professionals, as part of specific volunteer missions.
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La Voûte Nubienne

La Voûte Nubienne

The Nubian Vault trains the best masons in the entrepreneurial craft capable of managing the development of the VN worksites.
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Agrisud International

Agrisud International

The Phitrust Foundation supported, with Agrisud, the creation of agricultural micro-enterprises in Cambodia.
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APFEE

APFEE

APFEE's mission is to act to enable every child, regardless of their social or family environment, to have access to a path of academic success.
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Ashoka

Ashoka

Ashoka is a non-profit organization that accelerates social innovation by supporting the most impactful entrepreneurial solutions in all areas of society.
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Mains Libres

Mains Libres

Mains Libres offers to its homeless members the possibility of depositing their luggage in a locker morning and evening, in complete safety.
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Santé Sud

Santé Sud

The Phitrust Endowment Fund provided support for the training and installation of bush doctors in Madagascar.
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SOS Sahel

SOS Sahel

From 2005 to 2008, SOS Sahel developed a program to support the development of income-generating activities that could substitute for cutting timber.
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Alstom acquired by Siemens: but what do the shareholders do?

Alstom acquired by Siemens: but what do the shareholders do?

At a General Meeting held on 17 July 2018, the shareholders voted in favour of the acquisition of Alstom by Siemens. What a pathetic decision, when at the announcement of the discussions with Siemens the executives and the board of directors sold the idea of a “merger between equals”!

The takeover  of Alstom by Siemens presented as a merger “between equals“

The takeover of Alstom by Siemens presented as a merger “between equals“

Without contesting the strategic interest of the merger between these firms, this operation being presented as a merger “between equals” which is – if it is approved in these conditions – a takeover of Alstom by Siemens, and harms the minority shareholders with an insufficient control premium and is unsatisfactory in terms of governance.

Executive compensation: what do shareholders do?

Executive compensation: what do shareholders do?

Once again this year, executive compensation has created a media buzz about some emblematic cases, because they are too decorrelated from the economic and social reality of the company.

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