Ameris Capital manages a Social Investment Fund (FIS ), the first Chilean impact investment fund , which seeks to align the fund’s investing capabilities with the country’s social needs.

FIS has invested in seven projects in areas such as education, housing, and environmental needs. The goals of this program are to provide attractive investment returns while maintaining a sustainable social business model.

FIS operates under strict parameters and standards and has accordingly been awarded the “Best for the World Funds” designation by B Lab (a non-profit organization which created the B Corporation certification) in both 2016 and 2017.

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A social enterprise that seeks transforming product consumption into solidarity, by donating 100% of its earnings to NGOs that support vulnerable individuals. With the aid from FIS, Late! develops the area of water gallons.

This organization seeks overcoming poverty in regards to precarious dwellings. FIS investment is performed in the Area of Final Housing, contributing to the construction of about 750 quality social housing units, and benefiting nearly 3,000 people over the past 8 years.

Luis García de la Huerta, a partially Government-funded school located in Codao, and belonging to this organization, was supported by the FIS. The contribution focused on enhancing infrastructure with a view to achieving Full-Day Schooling for 428 students on an annual basis.

The educational center Centro de Educación Integrada de Adultos Quimahue, located in Cañete, built a new 1,200 sq. m setting with the aid of the FIS. Through that, registration went from 255 to 470 vulnerable students, who shall all enhance their academic and job perspectives.

A pioneering company in Latin America which seeks a greater access to upper education by investing in human capital. The investment of the FIS has funded technical-professional education for 196 students at the base of the pyramid, for a period of 9 years.

A social company that supplies learning resources and educational advisory services to schools for vulnerable students. Promoeduc achieved self-sustainability after 14 months, reaching out to 6,874 vulnerable students.

An electronic and electrical waste recycling company located in Chillán. FIS investment will be destined to the automation of the recycling plant, increasing more than twofold the treating capacity and processing an annual 600 tons.

Pre-Investment. Car pooling website that connects drivers and passengers in order to share recurring trips within a city. The company seeks to diminish congestion y pollution in big cities, as well as save its users time and money.

Pre-Investment. R&D health company that develops products for people with mobility disabilities. The company seeks to increase work inclusion and quality of life for its clients through high quality products at affordable prices.

B Corporation that focuses on recycling and recycling consulting services with operations in Brazil and Chile. It sells and operates recycling centers working alongside recyclers and provides consulting services on circular economy to corporate clients. FIS 2.0 and the Colombian fund FCP co-invest with the Brasilian fund MOV in order to expand their operations to Colombia and Peru and to grow their consulting services and digital certificates.