Our 3 pillars.
1. Financial Assistance
The ICO-Impact Programme is committed to impact investment, an intention that can potentially produce both financial profits and sustainable, assessable, and positive social or environmental value. For this reason ICO-Impact devotes funding to projects, companies or institutions whose activities are geared at improving the lives of their communities.
2. Capacity Building
Often the projects, companies and institutions that we work with require more than financial assistance, they require resources to successfully implement there strategic plans. This why we provide a pool of experts, who can support in project implementation, budget management, effective governance, strategic planning and civic outreach.
3. Events & Workshops
Private sector involvement in peace and conflict is a small but growing phenomenon. As a result, ICO-Impacts is committed to contributing to the conversation surrounding collaboration between NGO and impact investment to foster stability and cross-cultural collaboration. To do so we will hold annual events, big and small in different geographies and with stakeholders at all levels.
WHERE WE WORK.
ICO-impact is a global program, we aim to support all communities that are committed to using peaceful channels to express their grievances.
The Forum for Cities in Transition (FCT) is an international network of mayors, councillors, municipal officials, business people, and representatives of the voluntary and community sector. The Forum is an initiative of the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
FCT impact investment is delivered by ICO-Impact and available to local governments, cities and regions to enable cross-cultural development. By partnering with private sector businesses and facilitating the investment process, FCT members can use their local autonomy to implement projects.
Eligible Cities are Baghdad, Belfast, Craigavon, Derry-Londonderry, Haifa, Jerusalem, Kaduna, Kirkuk, Mitrovica, Mitte (Berlin), Mostar, Nicosia, Ramallah, Sarajevo, Srebrenica and Tripoli (Lebanon).
These cities can source and nominate businesses. if these businesses can demonstrate a viable capacity to grow
quickly, operate across communities, increase employment and generate a positive social impact overall, a due diligence process will begin.