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"Socially responsible and sustainable investing emerged from the recent financial crisis doing better than the overall market in terms of holding onto assets and attracting new investments."
Lisa Woll, Investment Forum, CEO

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has advanced significantly in the last few years to become a "must-have" in every investment portfolio.

SRI has grown by 13% since 2007, compared to less than 1% by mainstream assets. In the United States alone SRI topped $3 trillion, with nearly one out of every eight dollars under professional management. SRI has received a surge of interest and it highlights the importance of Insight Group PLC's latest project Moringa: The "Miracle Tree", Mozambique.

Introducing Moringa, a Socially Responsible Investment

A nutritional and medicinal tree that is used to combat malnutrition in poverty-stricken countries, Moringa Oleifera has also been identified as a source of second-generation biodiesel. With a higher recovery and quality of oil than other crops, no direct competition with food crops and no direct competition with existing farmland, Moringa has emerged as a more sustainable biodiesel feedstock than jatropha oil (Biodiesel Magazine).

The Moringa Investment

  • Land Price: USD $1,750 per hectare.
  • Once-off Plantation Payment:
    USD $970.
  • Once-off Trade Payment: USD $530.
  • 14.5% minimum yearly Return on Investment.
  • Return paid in less than 18 months.
  • 50-year lease.
  • Global energy company agreed to purchase seeds post-harvest for biofuels production.
  • All parts of the tree remaining after sale of the seeds to be donated to the local villages and workers.

Brochure: Moringa Project

Research Report: SRI