Aqua-Spark is an investment fund with a focus on sustainable aquaculture businesses around the world. They invest in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) that are working toward the production of safe, accessible aquatic life, such as fish, shellfish and plants, in ways that do not harm our oceans. Aqua-Spark investors value the fact that each investment aims to create triple impact-specifically, potential to generate significant financial returns while also activating positive environmental and social outcomes.
As an essential of each investee, Aqua-Spark seeks sustainability and choses SMEs that meet the following three principles of sustainability;
- Economic sustainability - the business generates enough cash to be able to reinvest in its own growth and provide an equitable return to its stakeholders;
- Environmental sustainability - the business sets high standards of environmental management and seeks to maintain or enhance ecosystem services; and
- Social sustainability - the business creates jobs, reduces poverty, empowers the underserved, and helps to strengthen communities*;
Investments start at USD250,000. The fund does not seek controlling stakes in investments, but prefers to be a minority investor holding between 20-49%, alongside other investors.