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06/06/2018 | Media Coverage
Investment Europe
Swiss impact investing firm opens Singapore office

Zurich-headquartered impact investing manager BlueOrchard Finance has opened an office in Singapore to bolster its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

06/06/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard to open new office in Singapore

News release Leading Swiss impact investment manager opens new office in Singapore to expand and further strengthen its long-standing presence in the Asia-Pacific region. BlueOrchard currently manages two renowned funds exclusively dedicated to promoting sustainable growth in Asian-Pacific countries

31/05/2018 | Media Coverage
FTSE Global Markets
Sasakawa Peace Foundation to invest ¥1bn in BlueOrchard’s flagship fund

BlueOrchard and Sasakawa Peace Foundation have formed a partnership to contribute to women’s empowerment through microfinance. Women’s empowerment is a goal in its own right but also a key factor for sustainable economic, social and environmental growth.

31/05/2018 | News Releases
Sasakawa Peace Foundation to invest into BlueOrchard’s flagship Fund

News release BlueOrchard Finance and Sasakawa Peace Foundation have partnered to contribute to empowering women across Asia. Sasakawa Peace Foundation invests the first JPY 1bn of its Asian Women Impact Fund into BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund. Zurich/Tokyo, 31 May 2018 – BlueOrchard and Sasakawa P

30/05/2018 | Media Coverage
Nordsip
Microfinance Opportunity Opens for Swedish Investors

BlueOrchard, a Swiss-based impact asset manager, recently obtained the permission from the Swedish FSA to market its Microfinance Fund to non-professional investors in Sweden, making it one of the few impact investment funds currently available to Swedish retail investors. We met with Shawn Westcott

30/05/2018 | Media Coverage
SRF 4
Why is the interest of investors for Impact Investing growing? – Interview with Patrick Scheurle, CEO of BlueOrchard

Warum interessieren sich immer mehr Anleger für Impact Investing? – Ein Interview mit Patrick Scheurle, CEO BlueOrchard Finance

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29/05/2018 | Blog
#This is my story

My name is Maria Galacia, I am 42 years old and I live in La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango. I own a party supplies store for kids. In 2009, I started to participate in FUNDAP as a member of the village bank “Mujeres de la Esperanza”, where I had the opportunity to have access to loans to [&h

28/05/2018 | Media Coverage
Allnews.ch
Innovation durable multidimensionnelle

L’attrait de l’impact investing va croissant et BlueOrchard lancera son premier fonds UCITS cette année. Entretien avec Patrick Scheurle.

27/05/2018 | Media Coverage
Le Temps
Les opportunités de la fintech pour les pays en développement

Les fintechs et les plateformes de crédit numériques prospèrent, particulièrement dans les pays en développement. Les enjeux pour clients et investisseurs sont toujours aussi exigeants, notamment dans la perspective du surendettement et de la rentabilité.

24/05/2018 | Media Coverage
L'AGEFI
L’impact investing et la 4e révolution industrielle

L’industrie de l’impact investing va largement contribuer à mobiliser des capitaux pour promouvoir la 4e révolution industrielle dans les pays en développement et y créer des emplois.

17/05/2018 | Events
16th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia
Past Event
07/06/2018 Singapore

Speaker: Pierrick Balmain, Head of APAC Business Development

09/05/2018 | Events
APAC Microfinance Forum Singapore
Upcoming
30/10/2018 — 31/10/2018 Singapore

Speaker: Pierrick Balmain, Head of APAC Business Development

07/05/2018 | Events
Innovate 4 Climate
Past Event
22/05/2018 — 24/05/2018 Frankfurt

Speaker: Patrick Scheurle, Chief Executive Officer

02/05/2018 | Media Coverage
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Entwicklungspolitik mit Rendite

„Impact Investing“ heißt der Ansatz, bei dem es gleichermaßen auf eine finanzielle wie „soziale“ Rendite ankommt. Ein Teil sind Mikrokredite. Doch ein führender Anbieter warnt vor zu viel Begeisterung.

02/05/2018 | Events
Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth
Past Event
02/05/2018 — 03/04/2018 Geneva

Speaker: Chief Investment Officer, Maria Teresa Zappia

27/04/2018 | Events
African Insurance and Reinsurance Conference
Past Event
20/06/2018 — 21/06/2018 Nairobi

Speaker: Yann Groeger, Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

27/04/2018 | Media Coverage
Allnews
Intérêt croissant pour la finance d’impact

Selon BlueOrchard, le recours au capital-investissement sera indispensable pour parvenir à financer les objectifs de développement durable.  

27/04/2018 | Media Coverage
Agefi
Le private equity recèle des opportunités pour BlueOrchard

Investissement durable: Dans l’impact investing, certains secteurs se prêtent mieux au financement de fonds propres.

Hun Hem - This is my story 2
26/04/2018 | Blog
#This is my story

My name is Hun Hem and I live in the Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. My wife and I have four lovely children and we provide for them by working in agriculture, but our income as farmers is highly dependent on environmental factors. A few years ago, I obtained a two-year seasonal loan of USD [&hel

25/04/2018 | Media Coverage
Handelsblatt
Immer mehr Anleger setzen auf Rendite aus dem Kampf gegen die Armut

Können Geldanleger die Welt verbessern? Die Verfechter des „Impact Investing“ sagen: ja. Die Zahl der Investoren steigt, auch unter Privatpersonen. Das größte Problem für die Idee ist paradoxerweise der eigene Erfolg.