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
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
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Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer
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
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 […]
Speaker: Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer
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.
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
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
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
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Tiefstzinsen machen Kredite an Unternehmer in armen Ländern attraktiv.Aber wie gut ist die soziale Rendite? Ein Augenschein in Georgien
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,
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.
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