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Investing for Impact

Heifer Impact Capital is a global impact private investor focused on pro-poor wealth creation. Using a variety of investment vehicles to generate impact and positive financial returns, it provides affordable investment capital to farmers and cooperatives supported by Heifer International.

As of August 2020, Heifer has committed over $5M, leveraging those resources to generate over $1.5M from external investors, while raising an additional $35M from local financial institutions to invest in farmer-owned agribusinesses globally.

The Heifer Impact Capital Team

We provide targeted financial support that propels farmers toward self-reliance.

Senior Vice President of Investment Programs
Terry Wyer

Terry Wyer

Senior Vice President of Investment Programs

Vice President of Investment Programs
Mike Heald

Mike Heald

Vice President of Investment Programs

Impact Investment Area Manager for Africa
Paul Nyandika

Paul Nyandika

Impact Investment Area Manager for Africa

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Marius van der Veeken

Marius Van der Veeken

Chief Financial Officer, Heifer Nederland

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Director of Impact Investor Relations
Jensyn Hallett

Jensyn Hallett

Director of Impact Investor Relations

Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Investment Programs
Babsi Snowden

Babsi Snowden

Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Investment Programs

Latest News

Morgan Simon and Pierre Ferrari Discuss Impact over a video call. | 34m

The Role of Impact Investing in the Future of Financing Development

Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, is joined by Morgan Simon, Founding Partner of Candide Group and author of Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change.

Jacqueline Novogratz and Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari discuss how patient capital can deliver dignified livelihoods for farmers, over a video call. | 33m

How Long-Term Investment in Small-Scale Farmers Can Transform the Food System

Founder of impact investment fund Acumen, Jacqueline Novogratz and Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari discuss how patient capital can deliver dignified livelihoods for farmers. 

Ertharin Cousin discusses the value of our food system during a crisis. | 21m

COVID-19 and the Global Food and Farming System

Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, and Ertharin Cousin, former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme and U.S. Ambassador to the UN, discuss why our food system is so vulnerable in a crisis like COVID-19 and what do we need to do to fix it.