Aardvark’s current and past mandates

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

  • Design of climate change adaptation/mitigation-focused investment strategies in Mongolia, Viet Nam and Argentina.

  • Development and delivery of bespoke impact investment training modules for global staff.

Credit Suisse

  • Senior impact specialist on a US$60m equity fund designed by Aardvark, covering developing ASEAN/China.

Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild, Paris and Geneva

  • Design of an ESG management/inclusion strategy for a US$100m biodiversity fund in Africa and Latin America.

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/Clinton Foundation

  • Due diligence/project design for a grant and lending facility supporting early stage companies in the agricultural value chains of El Salvador and Colombia.

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Development of an inclusive business strategy for ADB. Design/delivery of inclusive business and ESG training workshops for financial institutions across Asia.

UK Department for International Development (DFID)/CDC Group plc

  • Structuring/management of a TA facility of up to US$500m to support CDC’s investments in frontier markets and ESG implementation throughout its portfolio.

  • Structuring of a US$75m early-stage, small business investment facility for Africa/South Asia.

  • Design/management of a TA facility for the $100m DFID Impact Fund.


  • Adviser on the structuring of a new microfinance investment vehicle positioned for listing.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Due diligence/fund structuring for a US$20m debt facility lending to slum-based and rural clinics in Africa. 

Wolfensohn Capital Management

  • Design of an ESG system for a US$100m private equity fund covering Brazil and China.

Social Finance Ltd.

  • Structuring of a $200m impact fund of funds for the emerging markets.

Ronoc Financial Services Ltd

  • Initial design of a $100m fund to transition MFIs into retail banks in Russia/CIS/Mongolia.