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27/05/2020 | Blog
Why pension funds should consider impact investing

BlueOrchard Chief Executive, Philipp Müller, explains why pension funds should consider impact investing and how it can meet their growing appetite for integrating sustainability into their portfolio

27/05/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard officially certified as a climate neutral company

27 May 2020 – BlueOrchard has worked with leading climate solutions developer, South Pole, to achieve certification as a climate neutral company. It has worked closely with South Pole to analyse its

20/05/2020 | News Releases
Open Society Foundations invests USD 10 million into BlueOrchard-managed InsuResilience Investment Fund

Zurich, 20 May 2020 – Open Society’s impact investing arm, the Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), has committed USD 10 million to the InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF), an initiative set u

18/05/2020 | Covid-19
Blended Finance: Today and Tomorrow

BlueOrchard Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, Maria Teresa Zappia and Valerie Harrington, Associate Fund Manager, explain the state of blended finance, and the role it has to play in times o

15/05/2020 | Media Coverage
BlueOrchard CIO on how to use impact investing effectively

The trend towards sustainable investing continues to gather momentum, with investors increasingly seeking not just financial returns, but also to make a positive contribution to the world around them.

15/05/2020 | Media Coverage
Impact principles: Held to account

How will the IFC’s impact investment principles help investors seeking transparency and clarity about their investments? “There can be a tendency to fall for the showcase, anecdotal story without

14/05/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Nino

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Nino Pataraia, Senior Investment Officer at BlueOrchard in Georgia. We have inte

12/05/2020 | Media Coverage
BlueOrchard, Schroders developing microfinance relief fund

Impact investor BlueOrchard and Schroders are developing a blended finance fund that will target Covid-19 relief efforts for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets.

11/05/2020 | Media Coverage
EM Sustainable Bond Issuance Contracts

BlueOrchard Finance, part of the Schroders group, is collaborating with a number of potential investors, to develop a new fund  to provide funding for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in eme

07/05/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard develops initiative to support emerging and frontier MSMEs and combat challenges posed to the UN SDGs by Covid-19

Zurich, 7 May 2020 – BlueOrchard is working with bilateral donors, development finance institutions, and foundations to develop a support initiative to provide funding for micro, small and medium-si

07/05/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: The impact of Covid-19 for microfinance investing

On a recent webinar, Sebastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared their views on the implications o