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25/02/2020 | News
BlueOrchard Breakfast Event – Geneva
Upcoming
25/03/2020 — 25/03/2020 Brasserie Da Matteo, Geneva

The Past, the Present and the Future – Evolution of the Microfinance Industry

25/02/2020 | News
BlueOrchard Breakfast Event Zurich
Upcoming
24/03/2020 — 24/03/2020 Brasserie Schiller, Zurich

The Past, the Present and the Future – Evolution of the Microfinance Industry

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25/02/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Fabien

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Fabien Pietroforte, Product Control Manager at BlueOrchard in Luxembourg. We have interviewed Fabien to better understand what drives him and why he enjoys working in the impact in

24/02/2020 | News
Conseiller.ca
Comment mesurer les répercussions réelles de l’ISR?

Si l’investissement socialement responsable a un effet positif sur la société tout en offrant de bonnes performances financières, encore faut-il être en mesure de quantifier ses résultats concrets, note Le Temps.

23/02/2020 | News
Le Temps
Investissement: comment mesurer l’impact?

L’investissement à impact produit un double effet. Il améliore le résultat environnemental et social et il renforce le résultat financier. La question est de savoir comment les mesurer.

13/02/2020 | Media Coverage
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Le Private Equity dans les marchés frontières et émergents

Les marchés frontières et émergents sont perçus comme très risqués. Vraiment? Pas pour BlueOrchard, du moment que l’on a les bonnes approches et équipes. La société d’impact investing, s’est lancée en 2017 dans le capital-investissement.

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05/02/2020 | News
How microfinance investment can empower female entrepreneurs and contribute to closing the credit gap

BlueOrchard Chief Executive, Patrick Scheurle, explains why investing in women is important, not just to overcome inequality but also to build stronger economies and better quality of life for society as a whole: Despite considerable efforts over recent years, gender inequality is still a consistent

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03/02/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Michelle

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Michelle Carrasco, Office Manager in our Lima office. We have interviewed Michelle to better understand what drives her and why she enjoys working in the impact investing industry.

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31/01/2020 | News
This is my story: Enkhtungalag Dugar

My name is Enkhtungalag, I live with my four children and husband in Darkhan City, Mongolia. After the textile factory where I was working went bankrupt, I took the opportunity to set up my own business creating all kinds of knitwear products. In the beginning I faced financial difficulties, particu

27/01/2020 | Media Coverage
ImpactAlpha
Impact Investment Exchange closes second Women’s Livelihoods Bond at $12 million

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) launched its Women’s Livelihood Bond series in 2017 to help low-income women in Southeast Asia transition to sustainable livelihoods. Proceeds raised through the bond offering are invested in financial institutions and social enterprises supporting women. IIX rais

24/01/2020 | News
Finews.ch
Impact Investor BlueOrchard wächst rasant

Der führende Schweizer Impact Investment Manager Blue Orchard weiss die Gunst der Stunde zu nutzen. Im Geschäftsjahr 2019 zog der Mikrofinanzmanager deutlich mehr Kundengelder an. Den vollen Artikel finden Sie hier.

24/01/2020 | Media Coverage
Citywire
BlueOrchard flagship fund hits CHF 2.3bn AUM

BlueOrchard’s flagship Microfinance fund reached USD 2.4bn (CHF 2.3bn) in AUM by the end of December 2019.

23/01/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard reports continued strong performance and social outreach in 2019

News release – Flagship BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund exceeds USD 2.4 billion and continues to deliver strong performance – BlueOrchard SDG Impact Bond Fund exceeds the USD 350 million investment mark in its first year – Expansion of prestigious Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund t

23/01/2020 | Media Coverage
ImpactAlpha
Asia-Pacific is the next frontier for blended finance

The Asia-Pacific region has seen enormous economic growth in the last few decades, which has lifted hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), from 2002 to 2015 the region saw a fourfold decline from 1.11 billion people in extreme poverty to 264 mill

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13/01/2020 | News
Why adaptation is as important as mitigation when it comes to climate action

When talking about climate action, there is naturally a tendency to focus primarily on climate change mitigation. When faced with a potential disaster, the automatic response is to think about what can be done to stop it from happening. However, the current climate emergency also demands adaptation

13/01/2020 | Media Coverage
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L’effet Greta

L’été dernier, la grande firme de gestion d’actifs Schroders reprenait un fleuron de la finance durable suisse, la plus célèbre des sociétés d’impact investing, BlueOrchard. A 3,5 milliards de dollars, les encours de BlueOrchard ne représentent que 0,5% de ceux du géant britannique. Et

13/01/2020 | Media Coverage
The Jakarta Post
‘Gotong royong’: Spirit of Japanese-ASEAN cooperation

This initiative on overseas loans and investments aims to meet the significant demand for infrastructure development in the ASEAN region, while at the same time redressing economic inequality and realizing stable development. The initiative has three targeted fields: (1) quality infrastructure devel

08/01/2020 | Media Coverage
Investopedia
The Top 5 Impact Investing Firms

Impact investing is an extension of socially responsible investing, which focuses on companies that promote ethical and socially responsible consciousness such as environmental sustainability, social justice, and corporate ethics. Impact investing goes a step further by actively seeking investments

07/01/2020 | News
Journal Letzebuerger
BlueOrchard empowers female entrepreneurs

“BlueOrchard focuses on the empowerment of female entrepreneurs through its microfinance investments. Closing the credit gap in just 15 countries in the ASEAN region by 2020 could result in a 12% increase in per capita income by 2030.” Read the full article here.

06/01/2020 | News
Impact Leaders Spotify Podcast
Patrick Scheurle of BlueOrchard – Scaling To Billions In Impact Investing Through Mircrofinance, Education And More

CEO Patrick Scheurle was a guest on the Spotify Podcast: Impact Leaders hosted by JP Dallmann. Listen to the full podcast here.