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11/06/2021 | Media Coverage
NordSIP
The Nordic Appeal of EM Sustainable Infrastructure

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Of the US$2.5 trillion annual investment gap that developing countries face, 75% comes from missing infrastructure investment, according to UN estimates. For investors, the investment gap presents an opportunity to channel funding towards emerging markets (EMs) to best suppor

08/06/2021 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Women at the heart of the global Covid-19 pandemic

Amid the global crisis gender-lens investing is crucial for continuing progress in women’s empowerment and enhancing their contribution to society. Author: Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Impact Officer and Deputy CEO The global health and socio-economic crises caused by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pa

01/06/2021 | Media Coverage
Nordic Asset Management Insight
My take on the Nordics – Magnus Weikert

BlueOrchard’s newly minted vice president talks about what attracted him to his current job and what he sees as some of the key ESG challenges at the moment among Nordic investors. Magnus Weikert joined BlueOrchard Finance earlier this year to steer its distribution efforts from the firm’s Copen

31/05/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks – Episode 5: Building a career in impact investing

BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks with Ana Maria Montero is a series of 12 conversations with industry experts, end clients, investors, and investees that will take you on the journey of impact investing. The fifth episode looks at the people behind BlueOrchard. Ana Maria speaks to Lisa Sherk, BlueOrchard

28/05/2021 | Blog
This is My Story – Viter Peña

2021 is a very special year for BlueOrchard as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Throughout 2021 we will be sharing with you some of the encouraging entrepreneurial stories, personal dreams, and insights into the lives of families around the globe who are struggling and fighting against adversity e

20/05/2021 | Media Coverage
FT Wealth
Liechtenstein royal family backs impact investing

The Alpine impregnability of Liechtenstein was long seen as a symbol of the principality’s banking secrecy laws. Often these would hide financial wrongdoing but, today, the country is seeking to build a reputation for channelling money into doing good. The Liechtenstein royal family, one of Europe

20/05/2021 | Media Coverage
NordSIP
BlueOrchard Extends Nordic Impact Push

Stockholm (NordSIP) – With fund managers continuing to embrace sustainable investments, their focus on the Nordic region, where such investments are extremely popular, grows too. On May 12th, BlueOrchard, a member of the Schroders Group, announced the appointment of Magnus Weikert (Pictured) as

15/05/2021 | Media Coverage
Bondguide
BondGuide Jahresausgabe Green & Sustainable Finance 2021

Anleiheinvestments: Warum ein grüner und nachhaltiger Anstrich nicht ausreicht

09/05/2021 | Media Coverage
Agritask
Building resilience among the most vulnerable

This post is co-authored with Ernesto Costa, Agritask’s board member and BlueOrchard’s Head of Private Equity Investments. Climate change is defined by National Geographic as: “a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns. It typically is used in the context of the rise in glob

30/04/2021 | Publications
Operating Principles for Impact Management – Disclosure Statement

Zurich, 30 April 2021 – Launched in April 2019, the Operating Principles for Impact Management represent a new standard for impact investing, developed in collaboration with industry leaders and other stakeholders. BlueOrchard was among the first signatories when the Principles launched and

30/04/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks – Episode 4: Blending Capital for a Better World

BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks’ with Ana Maria Montero is a series of 12 conversations with industry experts, end clients, investors, and investees that will take you on the journey of impact investing. In the fourth episode, BlueOrchard’s Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, and Deputy CE

29/04/2021 | Blog
This is My Story – Elene Kiladze

2021 is a very special year for BlueOrchard as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Throughout 2021 we will be sharing with you some of the encouraging entrepreneurial stories, personal dreams, and insights into the lives of families around the globe who are struggling and fighting against adversity e

26/04/2021 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Why is the Covid-19 pandemic affecting poor countries more and what is needed to support them?

Author: Daniel Perroud, Global Head of Business Development The Covid-19 pandemic has been raging in the world for already more than one year, leaving deep damage, the extent of which we can currently only estimate: Inequality has increased, poverty has increased again for the first time in over 20

23/04/2021 | Media Coverage
Finews
Peter Fanconi: «Das hätte kein Regulator geschafft»

Peter Fanconi blickt zum 20-jährigen Jubiläum des Impact Investors Blue Orchard optimistisch auf die ESG-Entwicklungen. Im Interview mit finews.ch sagt er fundamentale Veränderungen in der Finanzbranche voraus.

19/04/2021 | Publications
Novelty: An Investors’ Guide to Impact Investing – 5 Steps to Create a Positive Impact

Zurich, 19 April 2021 – We are pleased to provide you with the most recent BlueOrchard Academy publication “An Investors’ Guide to Impact Investing – 5 Steps to Create a Positive Impact”. Impact investing is on everyone’s minds these days. This is a huge success and essential to solv

16/04/2021 | Media Coverage
NordSIP
Impact & Microfinance – A Twenty-Year Journey

The acceleration of sustainable investment and ESG practice ever since the Paris Agreement has been tremendous. While impact investment remains out of reach for too many investors, this emerging asset class is also experiencing somewhat of a boom of late. Philipp Müller (Pictured), CEO at Swiss-hea

13/04/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Richard

The #BOFaces series introduces you to the people making up BlueOrchard’s dedicated team, which is spread across our offices around the world. This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Richard Hardy, BlueOrchard’s Investment Director Africa in Private Equity, based in the Zurich office.

09/04/2021 | Media Coverage
City A.M
Exclusive: The City will emerge strong from Brexit, says impact investment whizz

One of the hottest trends within the City’s investment community lately has been impact investing; capital flowing into companies, entities and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact.

07/04/2021 | Media Coverage
Fund View
Nachhaltigkeit und Infrastruktur: BlueOrchard will erneuerbare Energien in Infrastrukturstrategie fokussieren

Beim Thema Infrastruktur wird Nachhaltigkeit immer wichtiger und rückt stärker in den Fokus. Das liegt besonders daran, dass immer mehr Projekte für erneuerbare Energien umgesetzt werden müssen. Infrastruktur-Projekte der Old Economy geraten hingegen durch regulatorische Vorgaben immer stärker

01/04/2021 | Media Coverage
Morningstar Italy
L’Impact Investing non è più di nicchia

Maria Teresa Zappia (BlueOrchard) spiega che l’investimento a impatto è ormai diventato mainstream ed è cambiata anche la platea degli investitori interessati. Le strategie si sono dimostrate resilienti di fronte al Covid e la regolamentazione europea va nella direzione giusta.