Investing with The Flyways

Building a better future.
We’re excited to be part of the socially-minded tribe that is crafting the ever-evolving impact investing space. We firmly believe that there is a place for every investor, entrepreneur, and advocate, and the onus is on each of us to grow an inclusive and informed investment community.

what is impact investing?

According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), impact investments are defined as “investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return”. The basic underlying factor is using money to “do no harm”.

Investors can put money into any asset class that promotes a goal to positively affect any sector of the economy. For some investors, this could mean investing in renewable technologies such as solar. For others, this can mean supporting Base of the Pyramid companies in developing nations. The beauty of impact investing is that you can align your money with any type of change that you want to create in the world.

From the investee perspective, organizations receiving impact investment funds can be both for-profit and nonprofit. The expectation for either is that there is a return on capital, which can range in type (loan repayment vs. dividends) and market rate.

Both individuals and institutions (banks, NGOs, foundations) are increasingly pursuing values-aligned investment. If the premise of impact investment resonates with you, we encourage you to learn more and join us.

our investment approach.

A Strategy Built on “the Long Game”

The Flyways’ strategy is to drive impact in traditionally underserved communities by providing patient capital investment in low-risk, high-growth sectors.

We pursue investment opportunities that we believe advance social justice initiatives and possess the aforementioned growth potential.

Our multi-faceted business model reflects the holistic and collaborative approach we believe is necessary to affect economic and ecological change across sectors and verticals.

The Flyways’ company structure consist of the following elements:

1. Subsidiaries: Wholly owned by The Flyways, these enterprises operate as independent entities. Each subsidiary pays an annual percentage of their profits to The Flyways, which then converts into a contribution toward our investment portfolio.

2. Holdings: The Flyways holds a majority ownership in these enterprises for a time-bound period. At the end of this period, the company may buy back their majority ownership from The Flyways. Like subsidiaries, holdings also pay an annual percentage of profits to The Flyways which is then reallocated toward our investment portfolio.

3. Investments: Investees are independent enterprises that receive financing from The Flyways, and are required to meet a set of social impact metrics and financial ROI benchmarks.

All of our investments, subsidiaries, and holdings are required to be operating in one of the three areas of our strategy focus.