Impact SEA

32. Investing in Social Enterprises for Profit and Purpose w/ Leon Toh, Director of Damson Capital

June 22, 2021 TRIVE Venture Capital Season 2 Episode 32
Impact SEA
32. Investing in Social Enterprises for Profit and Purpose w/ Leon Toh, Director of Damson Capital
Show Notes

Given the purpose-driven nature of social enterprises, do these organisations have to forego financial return for impact? How do we find out what impact has been created by these social enterprises? What does an impact-driven company even look like in the first place?


In this episode of the Investor Series, join me, Theodore Pang, Senior Investment Manager of SEEDS Capital, as I speak with Leon Toh, Director of Damson Capital. 


Based in Singapore, Damson Capital invests in early to growth stage social enterprises in Southeast Asia, with areas of focus in essential services, the environment and resilient communities.


So stay tuned, as Leon gives an example of a profit with purpose investment from his portfolio, why context matters when looking at returns, and his take on the difference between inputs, outputs and outcomes of impact investing.