Join our Community

A community of impact investors building a new economy

We are a community of over 100 values-aligned investors. When you join Pymwymic, you become part of something bigger: a movement that is building a new and sustainable economy that serves people and planet.
You can join us in different ways:

Join our cooperative

If you are a private wealth holder and want to invest in our sub-funds, you can become a member of our investors’ community

 

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Invest in a sub-fund

If you are a mission-aligned (institutional) investor, we offer the opportunity to co-invest in our thematic sub funds

 

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Donate seed capital

If you are a philanthropist, you can join our donation fund to learn about impact investing and effectively scale your impact by supporting start-up impact entrepreneurs

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Support our movement

If you are a philanthropist, we invite you to support our efforts to catalyse the movement of impact investing through financial or in-kind contributions                                                                                                             Read more

Join our cooperative

Values-aligned private wealth holders are welcome to join our Cooperative, either as shareholder – investing through our sub-funds – or as community member, learning from our practice. Building on 20+ years of experience and on the track record of Pymwymic investors in the impact investing field, the Pymwymic Impact Investing Cooperative is a professionally run investment company and community, funded by committed, mission-aligned investors.

In joining, you become part of a network of like-minded investors who learn, share and invest together. We offer continuous learning and connection opportunities through regular community events, peer-to-peer sharing and workshops. 

“We believe we can change the world by investing in companies that serve the wellbeing of people and planet”

“Preserving the Earth’s ecosystems is fundamental for food security, climate change mitigation, poverty reduction and social stability”

Invest in a sub-fund

In 2017 we launched our first sub-fund: the Pymwymic Healthy Ecosystems Impact Fund. We believe healthy ecosystems are the starting point of life. Preserving the Earth’s ecosystems is fundamental for food security, climate change mitigation, poverty reduction and social stability, as well as overall sustainable development. The Healthy Ecosystems Impact Fund invests in innovative impact companies that seek to conserve and restore our ecosystems while providing an attractive financial return. We focus on six sectors: (1) agriculture & food systems, (2) aquaculture, (3) forestry, (4) water & sanitation, (5) eco-tourism and (6) circular / waste management.

Institutional investors are welcome to co-invest through our sub-fund. Richard Bruens, Van Lanschot Kempen: “Investing in the Pymwymic Healthy Ecosystems Impact Fund gives us the opportunity to further develop our knowledge and expertise of impact investing”

Donate seed capital

We believe in the necessity to fuel the changemakers of tomorrow. Currently, few investors have the risk appetite or resources to support these seed enterprises. Through our donation capital we fund the actual birthplace of new ideas. Our Donor Fund:

  • bridges the funding gap of early stage impact entrepreneurs
  • allows you to amplify your impact by pooling capital with a professionally run investment vehicle
  • offers you the opportunity to learn about impact investing

This programme is partially run by Next Gens as to experience first-hand how to evaluate and manage impact investing opportunities. Our Donor Fund, Stichting Pymwymic Donor Involve Fund, is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO or ANBI) is eligible for tax-deductions. Returns are re-invested into the fund, hence continue to support the impact ecosystem. Please find more information about Stichting Pymwymic Donor Involve Fund (Donor Fund) here.

“We bridge the funding gap of early stage entrepreneurs by offering seed capital backed by philanthropic capital”

“Catalysing the movement of impact investing is part of our responsibility to the greater impact field”

Support our movement

As a movement builder, we welcome philanthropists to support our efforts to catalyse the movement of impact investing through financial or in-kind contributions. As our community has over twenty years of experience, there is a wealth of information we can harvest and share with the wider impact space. In our past efforts, we have welcomed around 600 new wealth holders into impact investing. Past grants have realised a catalysation effect of 24 times: € 1 million in grant funding supported € 24 million of capital invested for impact.

We build the impact field by:
•  Creating awareness with families and foundations
•  Moving from awareness to action
•  Facilitating the transition into impact investing
•  Offering continuous learning about impact investing
•  Giving back learnings to the field

  • “It is nice to have that community feeling ” when back at Impact Days, knowing you are not alone on this journey.”
    Next Gen Attendee
  • “The days epitomized all the values of Pymwymic and brought together people who wish to share in the creation of a better world.”
    Impact Investor
  • “The conversations were profound and important. It was a privilege to be part of that conversation and a very special experience.”
    Family Principal
  • “The best gathering in Impact Investing, bar none.”
    Family Principal
  • “A lot of inspiration and new ideas for my daily work and investments in fields as diverse as sustainable food, regenerative capitalism, tech solutions, peace building, etc.”
    Ivo Knoepfel, OnValues
  • Open a news site today. Wherever you live on earth, you cannot ignore the sense of urgency.  It’s time to act.
    Jan van Oord
  • In joining Pymwymic, you become co-owner of the movement. We collectively steer the organisation in building a new economy
    Frank van Beuningen
  • “It was my first acquaintance with with the community of ‘impact investing’ - a fantastic and surprising world opened for me!”
    Attendee
  • “My biggest take away was meeting a community driven by the will to have a positive impact on our planet”
    Attendee
  • “It was the most uplifting experience I have had in a long time - thank you”
    Attendee
  • In Pymwymic we have found a professional partner that is fully aligned with our mission: to make the world more green and socially-inclusive
    Stichting DOEN
  • I felt the Pymwymic community is very open to including women, next generation, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    Family Principal
  • We know the Pymwymic families are mission-aligned investors who believe in our goals.
    Bas van Abel, Fairphone
  • Pymwymic served as a gateway to the global impact scene and created a cascade of inspiration and new contacts
    Next Gen
  • “As a member, I enjoy being actively involved the acquisition process of investments”
    Family Principal
  • The Pymwymic model allows me to involve my children and introduce them to impact investing
    Family Principal
  • I believe in companies which have sustainability rooted deeply in the core of their DNA. This is what we invest in
    Family Principal
  • In joining Pymwymic, the community of impact investors opened up to us in such a way that we had never expected
    Family Principal
  • I felt the Pymwymic community is very open to including women, next generation, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    Family Principal
  • In Pymwymic we have found a professional partner that is fully aligned with our mission: to make the world more green and socially-inclusive
    Stichting DOEN
  • I greatly appreciate their open and transparent nature; you can literally drop in and talk to the team
    Family Principal
  • I like that management actively leverages the knowledge and experiences of the members in the acquisition process
    Family Principal