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Who We Are

Inpulse is a Brussels-based investment manager with special know-how on social investments and microfinance. From a core expertise in cooperative equity financing, we developed strong skills in managing alternative investment funds providing responsible long-term financing to socially driven financial intermediaries. Strong connections with leading microfinance and social economy networks and multiple partnerships with successful stakeholders ensure a sound understanding of the market we invest in. Through our team based in three countries (Belgium, Poland and France), we currently advise two active MIVs with a total aggregate investment capacity of EUR 58M. The nil default rate of the funds under management proves the success of our methodology to identify, appraise and monitor our investments.

Inpulse strives to bring positive changes in the life of final beneficiaries while ensuring competitive financial and social returns for both our clients and investors. This is Inpulse ADN.

Key figures and facts
(end 2014) CoopEst only
(end 2015) CoopEst and CoopMed
(projected end 2017) CoopEst, coopMed and Helenos (new equity fund for the EU microfinance sector)
Ambition, mission and values

Our Ambition

Inpulse wants to be a leader in providing long-term responsible finance to empower vulnerable groups. Impulse aims to foster cooperative values, boost local economies and encourage social inclusion through entrepreneurship.

Our Mission

Inpulse commits to:

  • tailor and engineer fair financial and non-financial services to serve inclusive financial institutions;
  • manage and advise investment vehicles sharing the same ambition;
  • leverage resources addressed to responsible economic initiatives;
  • operate as an impact driven organisation joining professional investors and ultimate beneficiaries.

Our Values

In order to reach out to our ambition, Inpulse team is committed with the company on shared values and ethics.

Our actions are driven by honesty, fairness and high moral principles.

Our decisions are guided by principles of transparency and good faith.

Respect and fairness of treatment
We treats all individuals with respect and dignity regardless of their differences.

We act of a such high quality to serve as an example to each other, to our clients and investors.

Governance and Structure
  • Inpulse is a cooperative limited company registered under Belgian Law.
  • Inpulse majority shareholder is Groupe Crédit Coopératif which owns 65%.
  • The third shareholder and initial founder of Inpulse is Soficatra, a Belgian equity and quasi-equity investment company created to support social and solidarity-based businesses across Europe.

The Board of Directors is composed of:

  • Pierre VALENTIN, Chairman of the Board
  • Cyrille LANGENDORFF as representative of CREDIT COOPERATIF, Board member
  • Pascal TRIDEAU as representative of ESFIN GESTION, Board member
  • Christophe COUTURIER as representative of ECOFI Investments, Board member
  • Dominique de CRAYENCOUR, Board Member
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