My name is Ardjan Bashaj and I live in Prush, Albania. A few years ago, I have decided to dedicate myself to my greatest passion, farming. Despite my strong motivation and Albania’s favourable climate for farming, I was lacking the funds to grow my business further. In April 2015, I approached NOA
On January 29, 2018 the OECD held a conference in Paris on “Private Finance for Sustainable Development”, highlighting the important role private finance plays in achieving the goals set in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. The conference brought together leadi
Panelist: Maria Teresa Zappia, CIO
Laut offiziellen Zahlen der Vereinten Nationen müssen knapp 800 Millionen Menschen weltweit mit weniger als 1,90 US-Dollar pro Tag auskommen.
BlueOrchard Finance is the frontrunner in the Microfinance sector since 2001. The company successfully set up the Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (“JAWEF”) in 2016, investing in female micro-entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia.
Microfinance is a tool to alleviate poverty and to support economic independence of the poor. BlueOrchard, a global impact investment manager and microfinance pioneer, manages the Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund, an impact fund fighting poverty and striving for women empowerment in Southeast Asia
My name is Abdylgazieva Kanyshai, I live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and I produce dresses and headgears with traditional Kyrgyz patterns. Sewing the Kyrgyz national headgear, the so called Kalpako, used to be just a hobby of mine. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union my husband and I tried to sta
A new climate insurance programme designed to increase access to finance and provide disaster recovery lending to some of the world’s poorest people was launched today.
Switzerland’s leading impact investment manager BlueOrchard reports strong top quartile performance in 2017 – growth to continue in 2018
Results 2017 BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) becoming world’s largest microfinance fund reaching USD 1.3 bn and surpassing an annual net performance of USD 4% 50 new institutions financed and 3 new countries (Jordan, Vietnam and Honduras) have been added to BlueOrchard’s investment universe
Speakers and Moderators: Maria Teresa Zappia, CIO, Felix Hermes, COO, and Frédéric Berney, CRO
Speaker: Patrick Scheurle, CEO
BlueOrchard regularly hosts field trips providing insights in the sector of impact investing. The objective is to get first-hand information and meet local governmental institutions, partners as well as borrowers. The last BlueOrchard trip was hosted in Myanmar, during four days in November. Myanmar
My name is Maria del Rocio Gonzalez and I live in Mexico City. I own a store for vegetables and poultry. By the time I got my first loan from Finlabor, I used to sell products in the market without a permanent location, with a mobile kiosk and only for few days a week. After […]
Zurich, 18 December 2017 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, has acquired a 26.8% stake in Noida-based Skymet Weather Services Private Ltd. Skymet is India’s largest w
BlueOrchard was founded in 2001 on the initiative of the United Nations as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide. It has since seen first-hand how investors with roots in microfinance have expanded into impact investing. In recent years, impact investing has followe