Appian regards social, environmental and governance standards as crucial elements within all investment opportunities and portfolio companies

Local schoolchildren at Yaramoko village near Appian portfolio company Roxgold (West African gold producer)

The Appian Way Charity

The Appian Way Charitable Foundation (‘AWCF’) is the philanthropic vehicle of Appian Capital Advisory LLP. Appian Capital Advisory LLP regards social, environmental and governance standards as crucial elements within all investment opportunities and portfolio companies.

The main focus area of the AWCF will be children, women and the disenfranchised, and the Foundation will be seeking to contribute to the health and equal education of the children in the communities and principal regions Appian invests into with the aim of contributing to lifting people out poverty, improving long-term environmental stability and health and empowering women and girls.

With this aim in mind, the AWCF will be looking to support projects and programmes that will create the maximum impact for each dollar spent. To start with, the Foundation will assist Appian’s portfolio companies in allocating capital into the most impactful social programmes.

Should you wish to make contributions alongside the Fund or learn more about our activities, please email: theappianway@appiancapitaladvisory.com.

Educational focus

In 2019, the Trustees of the Appian Way Charitable Foundation unanimously decided to focus the charity’s activities on educational projects. To this end, the Trustees agreed to support a teacher training initiative in the Alagoas region of Brazil. This programme is being developed in conjunction with UNEAL, the State University of Alagoas, and Educando, a well-established charity with the mission to transform the education of Latin American youth. The AWCF is working with these two organizations to create a bespoke training programme for teachers in Alagoas in the STEM methodology with the aim of rolling out the programme in February 2020. The programme is scheduled to initially last around 18-24 months and will benefit thousands of students in the region.

The AWCF also supported the Golang Education Outreach initiative with a grant. Golang Education Outreach is a charity working with underprivileged children in Honeydew, South Africa. The charity’s vision is to uplift and enhance the educational journeys of underprivileged and vulnerable children. Since its inception in 2002, Golang Education Outreach has benefitted hundreds of students and is currently supporting around 300 children in pre-schools and aftercare centres and through high school youth programmes.