FIS Ameris is a Chile focused impact investing area of fund manager Ameris Capital, with the purpose of providing investment solutions for some the most pressing social and environmental problems of our time.
The first impact investing fund in Chile, the “FIS” fund, invested in 7 projects between 2010 and 2016 that have generated quantifiable socio-environmental impact and financial profitability. Following strong results for FIS, the “FIS 2.0” fund was launched in June 2017.
Operationally supported by Corfo; a Chilean Government Agency, FIS 2.0 plans to invest in 10 socio-environmental projects and startups that are in early stage development via the funds’ “pre-investment” philosophy, in order to effectively manage the pipeline of potential social projects.
Through the work with our projects we have directly benefited 17,698 citizens from the base of the socio-economic pyramid in Chile, 14,784 tons of waste have been recovered, 3,153 kilograms of CO2 have been avoided and nearly US$50k has been delivered to NGOs as of December 2019.
- Launch of the fund: 2010
- Capital raised: US$4.5 million
- Investment period: 2010 to 2016
- Investment projects: 7
- Exits: 2
- Fund closing: September 2020
- Lessons Learned (in Spanish): download
- Launch of the fund: 2017
- Capital raised: US$9.5 million
- Investment period 2017 to 2022
- Investment projects: 6
- Pre-investment projects: 4
- Exits: 1
- Fund closing: June 2027