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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

30/06/2021 | Blog
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 | Blog
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

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

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.

25/03/2021 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: Resilience and road to recovery

On the last webinars, Sébastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF), and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared an update on the current situation for microfinance investing. We also had the pleasure to welcome Njeri Kirumbi, Deputy Re

25/03/2021 | Blog
Looking back on 20 years of microfinance investing and the opportunities ahead

We had the pleasure to interview Normunds Mizis, Chief Credit Officer at BlueOrchard, on the development of the microfinance industry, the challenges and opportunties that lie ahead, and the role of technology. Normunds, you have been working in the microfinance industry for almost three decades. Ho

24/03/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Kaspars

The #BOFaces series introduced you to the people making up BlueOrchard’s dedicated team, spread out across our international offices. This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Kaspars Delins, our Head of Origination and Structuring in Private Debt based in the Tbilisi office. We took thi

13/03/2021 | Blog
A Story of Mutual Growth: BlueOrchard and Banco Solidario

One of the microfinance institutions (MFIs) BlueOrchard has been partnering with since its earliest days is Banco Solidario S.A. Banco Solidario started in 1995 as a finance company at a time when microfinance was still unique in Ecuador and became a regulated bank in 1996. Banco Solidario was there

12/03/2021 | Blog
Mongolia – Land of the Blue Sky

Mongolia, with a population of just 3.3 million people, is the second most sparsely populated country in the world. Ulaanbaatar, the capital and largest city, is home to about 45% of the country’s population. Over the past 25 years, Mongolia has transformed into a democracy, tripling its GDP p

11/03/2021 | Blog
This is My Story – Lucía Prado

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

25/02/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Sevara

The #BOFaces series introduced you to the people making up BlueOrchard’s dedicated team, spread out across our international offices. This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Sevara Mukhamet-Alieva, our Eurosasia Regional Director in Private Debt based in the Tbilisi office. We took thi

24/02/2021 | Blog
This is My Story – Jemal Bigvava

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

18/02/2021 | Blog
Infrastructure key driver of sustainable growth in emerging markets

Zurich, 18 February 2021 – The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic is also noticeable in some infrastructure sectors in developing countries. However, megatrends such as the energy transition, urbanisation and digitalisation are here to stay and will further materialize in infrastructure investments.