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30/03/2021 | Media Coverage
Engadiner Post
Zwölf Geschichten, die Mut machen

Mit kleinem Einsatz Grosses bewirken: Mikrokredite können Menschen helfen, ihre eigene Existenz aufzubauen. in einem Bildband von Peter Fanconi und Robert Bösch geht es um solche Erfolgsgeschichten. Diese sind durch Corona bedroht.

29/03/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q1 2021

Despite ongoing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the roll-out of vaccination programmes in emerging and frontier markets has started, with some countries such as Chile being on the forefront globally. Michael Wehrle, Head of Investment Solutions, and Gustavo Muchotrigo Senior Investment Of

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

25/03/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks – Episode 3: Democratization of 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. In the third episode, BlueOrchard CEO, Philipp Mueller, explains the democratization of impact i

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

15/03/2021 | News Releases
BlueOrchard celebrates 20th anniversary

Zurich, 15 March 2021 – BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (BlueOrchard) has reached an exciting milestone. The impact investing pioneer celebrates 20 years of generating lasting positive impact for communities and the environment, while providing attractive returns to investors. Through BlueOrchard’s in

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

08/03/2021 | Media Coverage
Citywire
Les infrastructures, moteur essentiel de la croissance durable au sein des marchés émergents

Par Gianfranco Saladino, Directeur des investissements dans les infrastructures durables chez BlueOrchard. Les conséquences de la pandémie de la Covid-19 sont également visibles dans certains secteurs de l’infrastructure dans les pays en développement. Cependant, des tendances majeures, telle

05/03/2021 | Media Coverage
AM Watch
Impact veteran wards off poverty in search for Covid-proof yields in developing markets

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, impact investment boutique Blueorchard designed a fund supporting entrepreneurs in developing markets battered by the virus. AMWatch quizzes the firm’s impact chief about the Covid-19 fund and the growing impact rivalry among managers.

02/03/2021 | Media Coverage
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Infrastructures: moteur essentiel de la croissance durable des EM

Gianfranco Saladino de BlueOrchard explique pourquoi les investissements dans les infrastructures pourront garantir une croissance durable dans les marchés émergents à la fin de la pandémie.

26/02/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks – Episode 2: Giving a Face to 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. In the second interview, Lucy Wilfred a teacher and micro-entrepreneur from Tanzania, shares

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

23/02/2021 | Media Coverage
Environmental Finance
BlueOrchard targets infrastructure in bid to draw larger impact investors

BlueOrchard says it is increasingly targeting investments in sustainable infrastructure as it looks to attract large investors including pension funds to make impact investments. Maria Teresa Zappia, chief impact & blended finance officer, and deputy CEO of BlueOrchard, told Environmental Finan

18/02/2021 | Media Coverage
Morningstar
Strategie alternative, tra impatto e innovazione

Le soluzioni lanciate da alcuni asset manager nei paesi emergenti offrono esempi di collaborazione tra pubblico e privato, di supporto alle piccole e medie imprese e alle comunità locali che possono essere utili anche nelle regioni sviluppate per la ripresa economica post-Covid-19.

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.

16/02/2021 | Media Coverage
Intelligent Investors
Stabile, risikoadjustierte Renditen

Ohne geeignete, moderne Infrastruktur läuft es nicht rund. Insofern liegt es auf der Hand, dass dieses Thema immer mal wieder en vogue ist. Gianfranco Saladino, Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments bei BlueOrchard, stand der INTELLIGENT INVESTORS-Redaktion Rede und Antwort.