Make an impact with your investment

Deetken Impact specializes in impact investing – we make a positive social and environmental impact in the Americas.

Making a difference with strong returns.
That’s what we’re all about.

Impact Investing with Deetken Impact - Make a global impact
Impact Investing with Deetken Impact - Do a World of Good

Make an impact with your investment

Deetken Impact specializes in impact investing – we make a positive social and environmental impact in the Americas.

Making a difference with strong returns.
That’s what we’re all about.

What we do

We invest in emerging economies to generate long term returns while helping communities grow and prosper.

We prioritize returns and capital preservation, thus we strategically hand-pick and rigorously assess our limited number of investees. To qualify, they need to meet our high standards for sustainability and financial performance, which means they represent safe, profitable and previously unexplored avenues of growth.

Impact investing is about supporting entrepreneurs and communities. The businesses we select are poised to provide essential services in their respective countries, from health care and education to clean energy.

They are businesses that significantly improve the lives of
under-served communities, giving them opportunities for growth and development that would otherwise be unavailable.

Deetken Impact Makes a Difference.

Strong Returns. Measureable Impact.

The Deetken Impact Fund is a diversified portfolio of investments in high impact businesses – businesses that deliver financial, social and/or environmental returns.

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Return Year over Year*

Invested to Date

Projects Funded

Deetken Impact has been awarded IMPACT INVESTOR OF 2017 by MaRS Social Finance Forum.

BREAKING NEWS!

Deetken Impact and Sustainable Energy Central America (SECA), a Costa Rican fund manager, have formed a strategic partnership for the management of two renewable energy funds.

These funds invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Central America and the Caribbean, and are designed to fill the financing gap for small and medium size enterprises.

Deetken Impact Invests In:

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Deetken Impact Invests In:

Impact investing through SME Financing

SME Financing

Impact Investing in Women Entrepreneurship

Women Entrepreneurship

Impact Investing in Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Impact Investing in Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Impact Investing in Healthcare

Healthcare

Impact investing in SME Financing with Deetken Impact

SME Financing

Invest in Women Entrepreneurship with Deetken Impact

Women Entrepreneurship

Invest in renewable energy with Deetken Impact

Renewable Energy

Invest in Affordable Housing with Deetken Impact

Affordable Housing

Invest in Healthcare with Deetken Impact

Healthcare

Projects Funded

These are some of the social and environmental impact projects Deetken Impact investors have financed.

See what other impact projects we have funded

strong returns. measurable Impact.

At Deetken Impact, we are committed to identifying and supporting companies that generate sustainable returns while making a meaningful, positive contribution to their communities.

Pursuing more than one “bottom line” is core to our business model and our investment philosophy.

That’s why we decided to become a Certified B Corporation

Deetken Impact is a Certified B Corp
Deetken impact is a Certified B Corp

At Deetken Impact, we are committed to identifying and supporting companies that generate sustainable returns while making a meaningful, positive contribution to their communities.

Pursuing more than one “bottom line” is core to our business model and our investment philosophy.

That’s why we decided to become a Certified B Corporation.

What our investors say

“What attracted me to Deetken Impact is their focus on and experience with financial services for low income people, an area I know well as a former institutional equity portfolio manager in emerging markets.” Paul K. | Ontario, Canada

“I decided to invest in their fund because I can help empower women through Deetken and get a good return at the same time.” Mina W. | British Columbia, Canada

“Alexa and the team have been great to work with and have shown great understanding of investing in emerging markets.” Albert T. | Ontario, Canada

We are committed to being the change

Deetken Impact supports Sustainable Development Goals.  Specifically, we evaluate our investment opportunities and our portfolio companies based on their contribution to these goals.  

* Annualized total percentage return since inception for Deetken Impact Fund limited partnership units, net of charges. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. ** Track record of impact investments made by Deetken Capital Inc. a private investment pool founded by the principals of the Deetken Group. It was not a regulated investment fund.

Get Invested in the future.

Get invested in doing good.

Suite 501 – 1755 W. Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6J 4S5

impact@deetken.com

+1 (604) 731-4424

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MAGALI LAMYIN

Director of Communications and Development

 

Magali brings extensive market intelligence, business development and marketing experience from her work at the Central Bank of Mexico, the Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence, and the IESE-PWC e-Business Centre in Barcelona. She also co-led national marketing campaigns for businesses in the hospitality and early childhood education sectors for almost a decade before joining Deetken. In her current role, she is responsible for leading Deetken Impact’s communications, marketing and branding strategy. She is also involved in the due diligence process for project selection with an emphasis in Mexico.

Magali holds a BA in Economics from Mexico's ITAM and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

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JOSE LAMYIN

Managing Partner

 

José has extensive experience as a business advisor for clients throughout Canada, Europe and Latin America in mining, telecommunications, and finance. Prior to co-founding The Deetken Group, José worked for Teck Cominco in Peru and Canada and Deutsche Bank in London (UK). José has spearheaded much of the strategic growth of Deetken Asset Management since inception and is currently focused on investment selection.

José received his BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and MBA from IESE School of Business (Barcelona). Born in Peru, José is fluent in English and Spanish.

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ALEXA BLAIN

Managing Partner

 

Alexa is responsible for finance, operations and investor relations at Deetken Impact. She brings over 10 years of experience in financial consulting and asset management, with specific expertise in company and investment analysis, business valuation and securities/corporate finance. Prior to joining Deetken, she spent three years with African Alliance, a pan-African financial services group, where she focused on expanding the firm’s retail financial services operations as well as on the origination and negotiation of new capital. In addition, Alexa has six years of asset management experience with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Macquarie Group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Alexa is a CFA Charterholder. She has also completed an MA in Financial Economics and an Honours BA in Economics, both at the University of Toronto.

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FERNANDO ALVARADO

CEO

Honduras Renewable Energy Managers (HREM) and Caribbean Renewable Energy Managers (CAREM)

 

Fernando Alvarado leads the General Partner and Investment Advisor of two clean energy and energy efficiency project finance and venture capital funds: Honduras Renewable Energy Financing Facility (H-REFF) and Caribbean Basin Sustainable Energy Fund (CABEF), which he structured and runs with a combined target capitalization of $100m.

Development Investment Banker with 28 years of international credit and investment experience and 18 years of direct experience assessing diversified renewable energy portfolios in Latin America & the Caribbean. He has participated in more than 50 syndicated credit and investment transactions for renewable energy projects in excess of $250 MM. He led the creation, structuring, fundraising, legal closing and portfolio construction of several specialized renewable energy funds.

Costa Rican, based in San Jose, Mr. Alvarado has an MBA in Banking and Finance cum laude from Universidad de Costa Rica.

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CARL BLACK

Portfolio Manager

 

Carl is a Portfolio Manager with Deetken Impact focused on analyzing and working with MSMEs, social enterprises, and renewable energy developers in Latin America and the Caribbean. His main responsibilities include supporting business development, managing technical assistance projects, leading investment due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance. Prior to joining Deetken Impact, Carl worked for five years as a consultant, advising public sector clients an non profits in Canada and financial services companies in Latin America. He started his career at the Bank of Canada, where he researched issues related to household and business credit. 

Carl completed an Honours BA in Economics at the University of British Columbia. He also holds an MSc in Economics & Development from the University of Oxford, where he earned distinctions in quantitative and development economics.

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CRISTOBAL AGUIRRE

Investment Analyst

 

Cristobal has over 6 years of experience in the asset management industry, where his responsibilities have ranged from asset allocation and portfolio management to risk analysis and software development. Before relocating to Canada, Cristobal worked as a senior investment analyst in AFP Habitat—Chile’s largest pension fund—where he led the tactical asset allocation and macroeconomic research for emerging markets.

Cristobal is a CFA Charterholder, and completed a BA in Economics at Universidad de Chile.

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CHAD PARSONS

SeniorInvestmentAnalyst

 

Chad has worked as a consultant in business and technology for 20 years – often helping clients with their business transformation initiatives.    He has worked with start-ups, government, and established businesses to further their product and service offerings with a balanced approach.   After pursuing a research degree on leveraging technology for social and economic development; Chad has found a valuable alignment of his background with Deetken’s innovative impact investments. 

Chad completed a BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has a MSc with distinction from the University of Manchester (UK).

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