Project finance, or the aggregation of capital for large scale development, is essential for building public services and infrastructure in emerging and frontier markets. With our investments in this area, we are pursuing lasting social, environmental and economic impact – in addition to attractive financial returns.
Our project finance investment strategies target investments with strong contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste management projects and invest exclusively in emerging markets. Our investments seek a range between $5m and $50m in debt or equity, for up to ten years. We work closely with local communities and city and regional governments (“Sub-national governments”) to secure the political and community support that is vital to mitigate project risk, and to ensure design of projects that maximize SDG impact.
Value creation and impact
Our investment strategy in renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste management aims to promote low-carbon and climate resilient economic development in emerging and frontier countries. In addition, our investment approach goes beyond the mere selection and funding of projects. We create exclusive investment opportunities by “connecting the dots”, linking stake-holders in policy, technology and finance sectors at each stage of the project development value-chain. This assures high additionality with respect to the SDG impact of our investments and portfolios.
Our Sustainable Infrastructure Team consists of senior experts with the necessary experience to successfully navigate BlueOrchard’s target markets. The team possesses complementary technical and sectoral skills, and shares our investors’ desire to achieve outstanding financial, social and environmental performance.