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22/11/2021 | Client Stories
This is My Story – Rakesh Showa

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

19/11/2021 | News
BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks – Episode 9: Measuring What Matters

BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks with Ana Maria Montero is a series of conversations with industry experts, end clients, investors, and investees that will take you on the journey of impact investing. In the latest episode Ana Maria speaks with Maria Teresa Zappia and Nadina Stodiek about the relevance of

19/11/2021 | News
NordSIP
NordSIP event summary | Microfinance: From Covid-Relief to Fintech Opportunities

On November 16, NordSIP invited experts in microfinance to explore the intricacies of and the latest developments in this fascinating asset class. Two asset managers, Tim Crijns, Fund Manager for the Microfinance Fund at Triodos Investment Management and Yann Groeger, Regional Director for Africa an

18/11/2021 | Publications
Operating Principles for Impact Management – Disclosure Statement

Zurich, 18 November 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 a

17/11/2021 | News
ImpactInvestor
CEO of BlueOrchard Finance makes a strong case for impact investing in infrastructure

Some $2.5trn of the UN development goals has yet to be invested and “75% of that gap is made up of critical infrastructure projects in the developing world,” says Philipp Mueller, chief executive officer of BlueOrchard Finance.  

11/11/2021 | News
SpringerProfessional
Acht Produkte erhalten den Sustainable Award in Finance

Bankmagazin, Versicherungsmagazin und das Analysehaus Morgen & Morgen haben zum zweiten Mal den Sustainable Award in Finance vergeben. Von 23 eingereichten Produkten von 17 Anbietern befand die Jury wie im Vorjahr acht als auszeichnungswürdig.  

11/11/2021 | News
PER
PER AND REAL DEALS UNVEIL THE 2021 FUTURE 40: IMPACT INVESTMENT FUNDS

We are thrilled to announce, in partnership with Real Deals, the 2021 Future 40: Impact Investment Funds  

10/11/2021 | News
FondsNiuews
‘Investeer in essentiële zaken, dát maakt impact’

Ondanks dat er veel discussie is in de markt over het hoe en waarom van ESG-integratie, dringt impact beleggen steeds verder door tot de financiële mainstream. 2021, het eerste jaar in twee decennia waarin de extreme armoede weer toenam, met blijvende gevolgen voor met name de meest kwetsbaren in d

10/11/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Maria Kaneva-Jacobs

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 Maria Kaneva-Jacobs, Senior Risk Specialist based in the Geneva office. Continue reading if you want to know

09/11/2021 | News
The Conservative Investor Daily
How Can Investors Ensure A “Just Transition” In Climate Change Fight?

Much of the discussion around COP26 is naturally focused directly on the challenge of the climate crisis and its amplified effects on emerging and frontier markets. We believe investment in these growth markets can not only help tackle climate change, but also help ensure it is done in a way that be

08/11/2021 | News
Schroders
How can investors ensure a “just transition” in climate change fight?

A dollar invested in emerging and frontier markets can do more for the climate emergency than one invested in developed markets, but we must ensure plans are fair to all.

08/11/2021 | Publications
An Investors’ Guide to Impact Investing – interactive version

5 Steps to Create a Positive Impact Are you considering investing with an impact? Are you overwhelmed with impact definitions, terms, and abbreviations? Are you struggling to find the right impact investment product aligned with your values and investing objectives? Click here to try out our interac

08/11/2021 | News
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Als Privater kann man sehr wohl einen positiven Beitrag in Entwicklungsländern leisten

Die Corona-Krise hat viele Bemühungen zurückgeworfen, bedürftigen Menschen in armen Ländern zu einem nachhaltig besseren Leben zu verhelfen. Es gibt aber auch etliche Erfolgsgeschichten, an denen Schweizer Akteure einen wichtigen Anteil haben.

07/11/2021 | News
What are your expectations for COP26?

Against the backdrop of the current COP26 conference, we quickly caught up with Philipp Mueller, our CEO, and Maria Teresa Zappia, our Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer and Deputy CEO, to learn about their expectations. Read more here! Maria Teresa and Philipp, you will be attending COP26 i

01/11/2021 | Publications
BlueOrchard Impact Report 2021

Empowering people, protecting the planet In 2021, an exceptional year for the entire world, we all have been struggling with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. For the first time in two decades, extreme poverty has risen again, with lasting consequences especially for the world’s most vuln

29/10/2021 | Client Stories
This is My Story – Vladimer Qarqashadze

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

29/10/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Virtual Field Trip Recording

On October 27, 2021, BlueOrchard organised the first-ever global virtual field trip, which was broadcasted live. Hundreds of participants from more than 40 different countries joined a journey around the world and took a deep dive into the world of impact investing. They met micro-entrepreneurs, exp

20/10/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Eva Schmithausen

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 Eva Schmithausen, Associate Vice President based in the Zurich office. Continue reading if you want to know

20/10/2021 | News Releases
In the run-up to COP26, BlueOrchard continues to drive climate action in growth markets

Zurich, 20 October 2021 – BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (BlueOrchard), a leading impact investment manager and member of the Schroders Group, is pleased to announce the first closing of the BlueOrchard Sustainable Assets Fund (BOSAF or the Fund). The Fund will finance green infrastructure projects in em

18/10/2021 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Positive outlook for Emerging Market bonds offers opportunities

Emerging and developing economies have repeatedly demonstrated their resilience despite recurrent Covid-19 infections and emerging inflation concerns. However, thoughtful intervention by central banks to manage inflation, and rising vaccination rates, could contribute to a relatively swift economic