About us

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Established in 2018, ThreeArrows Impact Partner is a specialized advisory firm focused on impact investing and social innovation based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We help our clients – impact investors and non-profit/for-profit organizations – design and implement socially impactful and financial sustainable investments and projects.

Our approach combines strategic insight, analytical rigor, and human-centered design thinking. Supported by the on-the-ground knowledge of emerging markets, we apply this integrated approach to accelerate impact.

Meet our team

Sawa Nakagawa, Founder & Partner

Sawa has over 17 years of financial services experience across impact investing, general management, investment banking, and strategy. Throughout her career, she has worked across Africa, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the U.S.

Previously, she served as Chief Executive Officer of E2 Investments, an impact investing company with a mission to attack poverty and create jobs in South Africa. E2 is an empowerment partner to Allan Gray, South Africa’s largest privately held investment management company.