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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

07/01/2020 | News
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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.

06/01/2020 | News
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Patrick Scheurle: «ESG ist ein Hygienefaktor»

BlueOrchard CEO Patrick Scheurle spricht mit Finews über die Impact Investing Industrie, und was die neue Partnerschaft mit Schroders für BlueOrchard bedeuten wird. Den vollen Artikel finden Sie hier.

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28/12/2019 | News
#This is my story

My name is Oybi Salimova from Tajikistan. I am a housewife and needlewoman as well as a mother of four children. My success story began in 2014, when I applied for a loan from FINCA Tajikistan in the amount 5,000 TJS for the first time. This loan radically turned my life around and brought a [&helli

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17/12/2019 | News
Interview with Asia Insurance’s CEO: Ihtsham Ul Haq Qureshi

Mr Qureshi, can you tell us about the insurance industry in Pakistan, and the history of Asia Insurance? Mr Qureshi: Asia Insurance Company Limited (“Asia”) is an insurance company, which offers a wide range of insurance products. It was established in 1979, commencing business in 1980, and is l

12/12/2019 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q4 2019

Philipp Müller, Head of Investment Solutions at BlueOrchard talks about the latest developments in the Emerging Markets and our outlook for the coming year.

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11/12/2019 | Blog
On the Road to India

BlueOrchard regularly organises field trips to the countries that we invest in to provide insights into microfinance and impact investing for our investors. These trips offer participants an opportunity to experience our activities first hand, and often include meetings with micro-entrepreneurs, mic

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06/12/2019 | News
BlueOrchard 2019 Holiday Wishes

This year for the holidays BlueOrchard is making a donation on behalf of our clients and partners supporting the Tanzanian Kingdom Pre- and Primary School in Arusha. Because the school lacks sufficient classrooms for its 257 students, the donations will go towards building two fully equipped classro

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29/11/2019 | News
This is my story

My name is Bejaze Llausha. I am from Vushtrri but I live and work in Pristina, the capital city of Kosovo. I am a tailor by profession, and about two years ago, I decided to develop my own business. Due to lack of financial resources, I decided to take a loan. I applied in many […]

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27/11/2019 | News
Interview with Global Parametrics’ CEO: Hector Ibarra

Hector, what is GP’s story? Hector: GP has a unique business model designed to fill the massive gap for risk models and financial protection against disaster risks in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). GP aims to lead the market in providing access to sustainable risk transfer services b

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25/11/2019 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Rémi

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Rémi Filippi, Senior Investment Officer in our Nairobi office. We have interviewed Rémi to better understand what drives him and why he enjoys working in the impact investing in

14/11/2019 | News
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BlueOrchard rejoint le groupe Schroders

Patrick Scheurle va rester à la tête de la société de gestion spécialisée dans l’investissement à impact. Read the full article in French here.

31/10/2019 | Videos
A great future together: Closing of Schroders/BlueOrchard transaction

Watch the video in which Patrick talks about the creation of BlueOrchard, explains what microfinance and impact investing are and explains why he thinks the partnership with Schroders will be successful.

31/10/2019 | News Releases
Schroders completes acquisition of majority stake in BlueOrchard

News release London/Zurich, 31 October 2019 – Schroders plc (“Schroders”) and BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”) are today announcing the completion of Schroders’ acquisition of a majority stake in BlueOrchard, a leading impact investment manager. BlueOrchard manages approximate

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31/10/2019 | News
Interview with Inclusive Guarantee’s CEO: Vance Abissa

  Vance, what is Inclusive Guarantee’s story? Vance: Inclusive Guarantee was established in France in 2007 as an insurance broker and consultant specialized in micro-insurance and inclusive social protection in West Africa. We opened local subsidiaries in Senegal in 2011 and in Mali, Burkina

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31/10/2019 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Tsira

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Tsira Zhorzholiani, Team Leader Operations at our Tbilisi office. We have interviewed Tsira to better understand what drives him and why she enjoys working in the impact investing

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31/10/2019 | News
#This is my story

My name is Absator Alimov. I am 48 years old and live with my beloved family in the countryside of Vakhsh in the district of Tajikistan. As my ancestors were before me, I am also engaged in agriculture, namely crop production, animal farming and beekeeping. These are the main sources of income for m

24/10/2019 | News
Guest Lecture in Environmental and Financial Sustainability at the University of Zurich
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24/10/2019 — 24/10/2019 University of Zurich

24/10/2019 | News
4th African Microfinance Week
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21/10/2019 — 25/10/2019 Burkina Faso