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Our People

Our diverse expertise and experience across industries including in finance, conservation, soft commodities trading, law and fund management means we can connect our investors with outstanding investments in the Amazon rainforest that genuinely make a difference. 

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Aldo Soto

Co-founder and Managing Director

Aldo brings over 15 years’ experience supporting indigenous communities in the Amazon to protect their lands from illegal logging, mining, deforestation and improve their livelihoods through production of sustainable cocoa, coffee and fisheries. Aldo structured the first Development Impact Bond in Latin America to support indigenous farmers and has led conservation and sustainable livelihoods programmes in the Amazon for WWF and the Rainforest Foundation UK.

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Pajani Singah

Co-Founder and Investment Director

Pajani has over 15 years investment management experience.  He is a partner and COO of Inflection Point Investments, a boutique fund management company investing in listed global technology companies. He is the  a Certified Chartered Accountant and currently President of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) UK and Executive Board Member of Cybernaptics Ltd.

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Carla Koffel

Governance and Impact Director

Carla is a corporate lawyer and international development professional with more than 20 years’ experience working with the private sector, international development organisations and philanthropic initiatives. Areas of expertise include promoting good corporate governance practices within both global companies and SMEs, ethical supply chain management and human rights. She has conducted social impact assessments across multiple jurisdictions and managed grants for international donors such as United Nations agencies. 

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Adam Smith

Sustainable Trade Director

   Adam is an experienced business development professional. He co founded, developed and successfully exited a soft commodities business focused on trading, transport, storage and warehousing of commodities from Latin America. He is currently a director of two listed Real Estate investment funds and is a member of the audit and investment committees of both companies. Adam is passionate about nature conservation.

Our values

Our values guide the approach adopted by AIV’s global team, emphasising the importance of working collaboratively with indigenous communities and our other partners, challenging the status quo and finding opportunities for finance to overcome environmental and social challenges.

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Empower People

Empowering indigenous and forest people is key to protect their lands and forests.

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Innovation Approach

Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship leads to solve social and environmental challenges.

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Long-Term partnerships 

Building meaningful long-term partnerships, based on sharing responsibilities, risks and returns.

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Finance for Good

Using finance for good to invest in social enterprises and maximize their impact.