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Phom
17/03/2017 | Blog
#This is my story

#This is my story: “My name is Phom Chanthou and I took out my first microloan in 2005 by joining a group loan of the Amrep Bank. The reason was that local moneylenders had too high interest rates. With the amount of money I borrowed I was able to start a small business by myself […]

15/03/2017 | News Releases
BlueOrchard with strong growth in its 15th anniversary year, fostering its position as pioneer in impact investing.

Zurich, 15 March 2017 – The 15th anniversary year of BlueOrchard was again a year with exciting developments, most notably the launch of the Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund. In anticipation of BlueOrchard’s ongoing growth and capacity building, the company further strengthened its team.

10/03/2017 | Press Coverage
Citywire
BlueOrchard CEO names latest microfinance trends

The biggest challenges in microfinance are country and political risks, and the best way to mitigate those challenges is through diversification.      

07/03/2017 | News Releases
The Climate Insurance Fund to substantially increase its outreach through additional funding

In 2015 BlueOrchard, in partnership with CelsiusPro, was appointed to manage the Climate Insurance Fund (CIF). A pioneering initiative aiming to improve the resilience of the world's poor and vulnerable to extreme weather events.

06/03/2017 | Events
Mikrofinanz Fachanlass
Past Event
08/03/2017 Bern, Switzerland

Microfinance: Wirkung, Erfolg und… was ist eigentlich der Auftrag der Weltbankgruppe?

28/02/2017 | Events
BlueOrchard Breakfast Event Zurich
Upcoming
29/03/2017 Zurich, Switzerland

The Rise of Private Equity in Impact Investing

28/02/2017 | Events
BlueOrchard Breakfast Event Geneva
Upcoming
30/03/2017 Geneva, Switzerland

The Rise of Private Equity in Impact Investing

27/02/2017 | Press Coverage
L’Agefi Indices
La formation: un placement qui a du cœur

Les écoles privées sont de plus en plus sollicitées pour dispenser aux enfants des pays en développement une formation de qualité.

story2
20/02/2017 | Blog
#This is my story

#This is my story: “My name is Zurab and a few years ago I moved with my family from the Georgian countryside to the Capital, Tbilisi. I was seeking a better life and more opportunities. Together with my wife Nino I opened a grocery store near the central market.

03/02/2017 | Press Coverage
Forbes JAPAN
Japanese funded ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund may Launch Impact Investing in Japan

A microfinance initiative aimed at the empowerment of women in south-east Asia may help to launch impact investing in Japan.

01/02/2017 | Press Coverage
Finanz und Wirtschaft, Fonds’ 17
Soziale und finanzielle Rendite im Einklang

Impact Investing – Die prominenteste Art ist Mikrofinanz. Effizient investieren via Anlagefonds.

01/02/2017 | Videos
TEDxZurich: Small Money – Big Impact by Peter Fanconi

Peter Fanconi shares his experiences fostering financial inclusion. Asking the question, “how can we include the excluded?” he takes us through the workings and outcomes of microfinance. The positive impact of investing over $3 billion in more than 60 emerging and frontier markets is staggering.

31/01/2017 | Events
BlueOrchard Investor Field Trip to Sri Lanka
Upcoming
04/06/2017 — 07/06/2017 Sri Lanka

Join the investment team in the field for four days of first-hand insights into impact investing.

31/01/2017 | Events
Norsif Breakfast Seminar: Impact Investing – Trends and Developments
Past Event
14/02/2017 Oslo, Norway

Speaker: Shawn Westcott, Director of Business Development Nordics

Higueros2
31/01/2017 | Blog
#This is my story

#This is my story: “My name is Flor de Maria Higueros, I am 28 years old and I live in Totonicapán, Guatemala. I am engaged in the embroidery of blouses and huipiles (traditional garments).

13/01/2017 | Events
BlueOrchard Lunch Event Stockholm
Past Event
24/01/2017 — 24/01/2017 Stockholm, Sweden

"Microfinance: An Attractive Asset Class in the Low-Interest Rate Environment"

13/01/2017 | Press Coverage
Handelszeitung
Neue Anlagemöglichkeiten mit erneuerbaren Energien

Millionen Haushalte in Entwicklungsländern erhalten erstmals Zugang zu sauberer, erschwinglicher Energie – durch Weiterentwicklung im Off-Grid-Sektor. Mit interessanten Möglichkeiten für Investoren.

30/12/2016 | Press Coverage
Handelszeitung
Ausbildungsfinanzierung – Anlegen mit Herz

Private Schulen ermöglichen Kindern in Entwicklungsländern eine gute Ausbildung. Schulen, Kinder und Eltern sind finanziell auf Impact-Investoren angewiesen. Für diese ist es eine Win-Win-Situation.

15/12/2016 | Videos
BlueOrchard Corporate Video

Our latest video provides you with interesting and diversified insights into impact investing from the perspective of investors, microfinance institutions and micro entrepreneurs. Watch the video to learn more about our work and meaningful impact.