An IMPACT INVESTOR that provides PATIENT CAPITAL and management support to early stage social enterprises.
The recent merger of the Opes Foundation with the LOW CARBON ENTERPRISE FUND (LCEF) has enabled a leveraging effect on talent with various backgrounds and competencies, from private equity to social economy, from strategic consulting to impact financing. OPES-LCEF is one of the first investment vehicles in Italy that leverages patient capital. OPES-LCEF has supported various social enterprises in the global south, in emerging economies and, more recently, also in Italy. OPES-LCEF uses a gender lens investing approach in deploying capital.
Gruppo cooperativo CGM
Consortium Gino Mattarelli today represents the largest and most well-articulated network of social enterprises in Italy. Established in 1987, the CGM Group currently comprises more than 700 enterprises with 42.000 employees operating from the north to the south of the country.
The company structure of the CGM Group is made up of 57 consortia. For the past 30 years, the cooperative group CGM has worked to nurture the development and realize the potential of its members and their network. CGM supports the consortia and their cooperatives with consultative and capacity building activities, collaborating with its network at the national and international levels.