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16/07/2019 | Blog
Interview with the CEO of Agritask: Ofir Ardon

Ofir, what is the Agritask story? Ofir: Agriculture is one of the most important industries in the world and yet it is among the slowest to adopt new technologies. There is a significant adoption barrier as farmers often have a strong preference for their existing work methods and, with new technolo

11/07/2019 | Media Coverage
Investment Europe
BlueOrchard reports strong result in H1 2019

Impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance has reported strong performance and growth across all its strategies and products, building on a strong investment pipeline and expanding investor base.

11/07/2019 | News Releases
BlueOrchard reports strong performance in the first half of 2019

BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) exceeds USD 2 billion investment mark and delivers strong performance – world’s first and largest commercial impact fund dedicated to emerging and frontier markets BlueOrchard increased its outreach, providing access to financial and related services to an ad

10/07/2019 | Media Coverage
L'Agefi
Promouvoir le progrès économique et social grâce au private equity

Placements. Le contexte est-il favorable à un investissement? Investissons alors hors des sentiers battus sur les marchés émergents.

09/07/2019 | Events
Kyrgyzstan-Switzerland Business Meeting with H.E. President of the Kyrgyz Republic
Past Event
10/07/2019 — 10/07/2019

Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer

02/07/2019 | Blog
On the increasing role of impact reporting for microfinance institutions – Interview with Mr. Sovan Satyaprakash, Head of Strategy at Aye Finance

Aye Finance, a NBFC, lending to micro and small enterprises in India, is an investee in the BlueOrchard managed Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) Debt-Fund. MIFA has a dedicated Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) to support local financial institutions, offering capacity building in the form

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28/06/2019 | Blog
#This is my story

My name is Rosa Leticia Ramirez and I am a micro entrepreneur from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I own a small kiosk, where I sell chewing gum and sweets. I have been a Banco Popular customer for more than five years, starting with a loan of HNL 5’000 (USD 210) which I used to expand the range […]

26/06/2019 | Events
Social Finance Academy and University of Zurich IIBF executive program
Upcoming
28/08/2019 Zurich

Speaker: Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer

26/06/2019 | Media Coverage
Africa Global Funds
BlueOrchard Impact Bond Fund exceeds $300m mark

The BlueOrchard Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund has exceeded the $300m mark since start of fundraising in December 2018.

25/06/2019 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q2 2019

BlueOrchard’s Head of Investment Solutions, Philipp Müller, and our Senior Investment Officer from Nairobi, Njeri Kirumbi, share their view on key developments and trends in emerging markets.

Sustainable Infrastructure
25/06/2019 | Blog
Sustainable Infrastructure – Questions to Gianfranco Saladino

Climate change is one of the major issues of our time as it threatens the future of our planet. To mitigate the negative effects of climate change and foster sustainable development around the world, concrete actions need to be taken now. One critical area in which it is key to act urgently is

Ebony BO Faces
20/06/2019 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Ebony

Have you ever wondered who are the people behind BlueOrchard? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Ebony Satti, our Head of Investor Relations, who joined BlueOrchard over five years ago in our Zurich office. We have interviewed Ebony to better understand what drives her and

19/06/2019 | News Releases
BlueOrchard Impact Bond Fund exceeds USD 300 million mark

Zurich, 19 June 2019 – Since start of fundraising in December 2018, the BlueOrchard Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund (the “fund”) has seen strong growth and exceeded the USD 300 million mark. The UCITS compliant fund is designed for institutional and retail investors that seek a liquid i

18/06/2019 | Media Coverage
Finews
Peter Fanconi: «Sinkende Armutsraten sind oftmals Augenwischerei»

Wird BlueOrchard von interessierten Investoren derzeit überschwemmt?

18/06/2019 | Media Coverage
Commercial Risk Online
Spreading the value of insurance

A new initiative that could help these farmers develop into commercial entities, with the help of insurance at their backs.

16/06/2019 | Media Coverage
NZZ am Sonntag
Die Vergabe von Mikrokrediten ist ein gutes Geschäft geworden

Tiefstzinsen machen Kredite an Unternehmer in armen Ländern attraktiv.Aber wie gut ist die soziale Rendite? Ein Augenschein in Georgien

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29/05/2019 | Blog
#This is my story

My name is Nurgeldy Oserbaevich Klushev and I live in the town of Lenger in South Kazakhstan. I am the proud owner of a farm where I breed horses. For several years, I had been thinking of expanding my activities, however, I lacked the necessary funds to go forward with my project.  In March 2013,

28/05/2019 | Media Coverage
Impact Alpha
Agritask raises $6 million to help farmers weather climate change

A third of the world depends agriculture to earn a living. Climate change is making these livelihoods increasingly insecure, particularly in developing countries, yet many small-scale farmers lack access to insurance that would protect their income.

27/05/2019 | Media Coverage
L'Agefi
Un monde meilleur grâce à l’Impact Investing

L’investissement d’impact permet un investissement dans les pays en développement à la fois rentable et contribuant à un développement durable, respectueux de l’environnement et inclusif.

24/05/2019 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund acquires stake in Agritask

Zurich, 24 May 2019 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW Development Bank and managed by Swiss-based impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance, will invest USD 6mn in Tel Aviv-based Agritask in the company’s largest financing round to date. A