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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

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

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

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

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

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

04/10/2021 | Blog
Not all Blended Finance Funds are made equal

Not all Blended Finance Funds are made equal – BlueOrchard’s Valerie Harrington’s take on the latest OECD Survey on Blended Finance Author: Valerie Harrington, Associate Fund Manager at BlueOrchard Finance We at BlueOrchard believe there is no true impact without the ability to measure it –

29/09/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Pranav Murari

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 Pranav Murari, Senior Investment Officer based in the Singapore office. Continue reading if you want to know

27/09/2021 | Client Stories
This is My Story – Simon Deogratus

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

30/08/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Matt Sparkes

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 Matt Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel based in the Geneva office. Continue reading if you wan

16/08/2021 | Blog
This is My Story – Rajwadi

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

28/07/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Nini Rekhviashvili

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 Nini Rekhviashvili, Senior Investment Officer, based in the Tbilisi office. We took this opportunity to lear

26/07/2021 | Blog
This is My Story – Grace Kissiri

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

30/06/2021 | Eastern Europe & Caucasus
This Is My Story – Covid-19 Special: Jyldyz Shamshieva

Coping with the Covid-19 pandemic is a major challenge for people around the world.  Micro, small and medium-sized businesses and the people who work for them are particularly affected. At the same time, however, there are also many encouraging stories to tell about micro-entrepreneurs who have wit

30/06/2021 | Eastern Europe & Caucasus
This Is My Story – Covid-19 Special: Aynura Mukasheva

Coping with the Covid-19 pandemic is a major challenge for people around the world.  Micro, small and medium-sized businesses and the people who work for them are particularly affected. At the same time, however, there are also many encouraging stories to tell about micro-entrepreneurs who have wit

30/06/2021 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Sustainable infrastructure post-Covid

Author: Gianfranco Saladino, Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments The investment gap to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in emerging markets (EM) is predominantly relating to infrastructure investments. Investment in infrastructure development is set to be one of the main dri

28/06/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Maria Teresa Zappia

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 Teresa Zappia, BlueOrchard’s Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, based in the Geneva Office.

22/06/2021 | Blog
This is My Story – Rashida Begam

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

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

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