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Ardjan Bashaj
21/02/2018 | Blog
#This is my story

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

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19/02/2018 | Blog
When Blended Finance meets Impact Investing – OECD showcases BlueOrchard managed MIFA-Fund

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

13/02/2018 | Events
Innpact 10 years’ Anniversary Event
Upcoming
27/02/2018 Luxembourg

Panelist: Maria Teresa Zappia, CIO

12/02/2018 | Press Coverage
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Völlig losgelöst von den Märkten

Turbulenzen an den Börsen lassen Mikrofinanzanlagen in aller Regel kalt – trotz dauerhaft positiven Renditen gibt es aber auch Risiken.

07/02/2018 | Press Coverage
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BLUEORCHARD: Mit Mikrokrediten Armut bekämpfen

Laut offiziellen Zahlen der Vereinten Nationen müssen knapp 800 Millionen Menschen weltweit mit weniger als 1,90 US-Dollar pro Tag auskommen.

02/02/2018 | Press Coverage
Handelszeitung
Gutes und effizientes Handeln am Wachsen

Emerging Market Impact Bonds. Warum Impact Bonds aus Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern attraktive Renditen, Liquidität und sozialen Impact versprechen.

01/02/2018 | Press Coverage
Forbes Japan
How the Pioneers foresee the Future of Microfinance

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.

01/02/2018 | Press Coverage
NEW LEADER Japan
Microfinance: reducing poverty and generating financial returns

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

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19/01/2018 | Blog
#This is my story

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

18/01/2018 | Press Coverage
The Actuary
World’s largest non-governmental climate insurance scheme launched

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.

18/01/2018 | Press Coverage
L'Agefi
BlueOrchard poursuit sa forte croissance

MICROFINANCE. La PME établie à Zurich et Genève a atteint en 2017 plus de 1,6 million de nouveaux clients.

17/01/2018 | Press Coverage
Finews
BlueOrchard holt den «Terminator»

Der Genfer Mikrofinanz-Spezialist hat Eckwerte für das 2017 vorgelegt. Für diese Jahr plant BlueOrchard diverse Initiativen – unter anderem mit dem Ex-Filmstar Arnold Schwarzenegger.

17/01/2018 | News Releases
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

10/01/2018 | Events
Swiss Sustainable Finance Conference
Past Event
16/01/2018 Zurich

Speakers and Moderators: Maria Teresa Zappia, CIO, Felix Hermes, COO, and Frédéric Berney, CRO

10/01/2018 | Events
KION Business & Beyond
Past Event
02/02/2018 Zurich

Speaker: Patrick Scheurle, CEO

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21/12/2017 | Blog
On the road to Myanmar – Field trip

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

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20/12/2017 | Blog
#This is my story

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 […]

18/12/2017 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund acquires stake in Skymet Weather Services

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

13/12/2017 | Press Coverage
Credit Suisse: 15 Years of Investing for Impact
The Promise of Impact Investing. Here to stay

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

09/12/2017 | Press Coverage
J-Cast
What is “Impact Investment”!?

Supporting independence and escape from poverty, attention is spreading internationally. Peter Fanconi, BlueOrchard Finance, answers the questions.