Who We Are

The ImpactAssets team brings several decades of experience in impact investing, innovative financial services, philanthropy and wealth management.

Liesbet Peeters

Liesbet Peeters, founder and managing partner of Volta Capital, brings over fifteen years of impact investment advisory experience, working with family offices, institutional investors, foundations and  development  finance  actors  in  building  impact investment  portfolios  and  fund  structures, especially to promote access to finance to underserved communities and social sectors in emerging markets.
 
Liesbet  is  a  recognized  leader  in  financial  structuring  for  impact,  bringing  together  public  and private stakeholders in tackling development challenges across healthcare, education, renewable energy. Most recently, Voltasuccessfully structured the pay-for-performance impact bond for eye surgeries  in  Cameroon,  as  well  as  an  early  childhood  development  bond  in  collaboration  with mothers2mothers in South Africa. Liesbet and the team at Volta also designed and launched the Lending  for  Education  in  Africa  Partnership  (LEAP),  an  education  to  employment  financing facility supporting youth in East Africa to access higher education programmes.
 
Liesbet has a long-standing track record of engaging with senior leadership across public sector, private  sector  and  civil  society  across  Sub  Saharan  Africa  and  globally.  She  has  led  numerous executive level workshops and training sessions –in impact investing, innovative finance design and structuring and commercial finance deal making, at places e.g, at Global Fund board; ICRC global donor gathering; multi-partisan convenings at DFID, DFAT, ADB, Global Impact Investing Network; Board of Trustees of a leading Kenyan pension fund; etc.
 
Prior  to  founding  Volta  Capital,  she  held  positions  as  investment  officer  at  the  International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington DC; and CFO/Investor Relations manager at Capricorn Venture Partners in Belgium. Her prior experience also includes positions with Greenpark Capital, a London-based fund-of-funds; SG Cowen Securities in London, EASDAQ (EU technology stock market), and Incofin CVSO, a leading microfinance fund manager.
 
Liesbet sits on the board of a number of her clients’ investee companies as well as the board of Capricorn  Venture  Partners  and  Quest  for  Growth.  She  chairs  the  Investment  Committee  of ImpactAssets, a US based donor advised fund manager.
 
Liesbet holds a MBA from MIT Sloan and a Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. She speaks English, French, Dutch, and is conversant in Spanish.