Gesellschaft für gemeinnütziges Privatkapital


The investment of the Dreilinden capital aims to produce consistent returns in order to meet all grant commitments and to guarantee operations. Beyond that, the investments themselves serve to support Dreilinden’s social mission. Depending on the investment categories this is realized in different ways. Targeted investments include:

  • Impact investments (direct and indirect)
  • Shares and bonds

Impact Investments

  • Socially oriented direct investments in the Global South and East
  • Socially oriented investment funds with focus on the Global South and East as well as select investments in the West
  • Micro Finance funds, investing in Micro Finance Institutions in the Global South and East
  • Sustainable real estate funds
  • Renewable energy funds

Shares and Bonds

  • Shares and bonds which satisfy Dreilinden’s selection criteria in terms of environmental, social and governance policies
  • Third party sustainability ratings to support the portfolio allocation and selection process

Dreilinden exercises its investor rights to promote and strengthen gender-specific topics. These include:

Impact Investments:

  • Originating and executing new impact investments in the Global South and East to empower LGBTQIA* communities
  • Finding suitable, long-term investment partnerships for impact investments
  • Second round of “Dreilinden social monitoring” and, if needed, engagement with impact investment partners, specifically on their social reporting
  • Publication of Dreilinden’s investment portfolio as best practice

Shares and Bonds:

  • Monitoring of Dreilinden’s investment portfolio and its sustainability criteria, especially regarding aspects relating to gender and development such as “work/life balance”, “social standards in the supply chain”, and “equal opportunities”
  • Making use of engagement opportunities with investees

The impact investment portfolio consists of the following direct and fund investments: