BlueOrchard Chief Executive, Philipp Müller, explains why pension funds should consider impact investing and how it can meet their growing appetite for integrating sustainability into their portfolios. The current market environment poses significant challenges for institutional investors, particul
27 May 2020 – BlueOrchard has worked with leading climate solutions developer, South Pole, to achieve certification as a climate neutral company. It has worked closely with South Pole to analyse its emissions and carbon footprint for 2019 through the greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting process and has
Open Society Foundations invests USD 10 million into BlueOrchard-managed InsuResilience Investment Fund
Zurich, 20 May 2020 – Open Society’s impact investing arm, the Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), has committed USD 10 million to the InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF), an initiative set up by KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Deve
BlueOrchard Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, Maria Teresa Zappia and Valerie Harrington, Associate Fund Manager, explain the state of blended finance, and the role it has to play in times of market turmoil. Taking a ‘blended’ approach to development finance has been on the rise sinc
The trend towards sustainable investing continues to gather momentum, with investors increasingly seeking not just financial returns, but also to make a positive contribution to the world around them.
How will the IFC’s impact investment principles help investors seeking transparency and clarity about their investments? “There can be a tendency to fall for the showcase, anecdotal story without looking at consistency. However, the principles zoom up from transaction to portfolio and fund level
Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Nino Pataraia, Senior Investment Officer at BlueOrchard in Georgia. We have interviewed Nino to better understand what drives her and why she enjoys working in the impact investing
Impact investor BlueOrchard and Schroders are developing a blended finance fund that will target Covid-19 relief efforts for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets.
BlueOrchard Finance, part of the Schroders group, is collaborating with a number of potential investors, to develop a new fund to provide funding for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in emerging and frontier markets that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
BlueOrchard develops initiative to support emerging and frontier MSMEs and combat challenges posed to the UN SDGs by Covid-19
Zurich, 7 May 2020 – BlueOrchard is working with bilateral donors, development finance institutions, and foundations to develop a support initiative to provide funding for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging and frontier markets that have been affected by the Covid-19 pan
On a recent webinar, Sebastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared their views on the implications of the current Covid-19 pandemic for microfinance investing. They also discussed insights from the in
Maria Teresa Zappia of Blue Orchard said documenting the firm’s impact management processes and completing the verification process helped her team make the case to management for why changes to the process needed to be made.
Leading microfinance and impact fund managers have signed a MoU on debt refinancing coordination principles to support the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic
BlueOrchard, Developing World Markets, Incofin, Microvest, Oikocredit, responsAbility, Triodos IM, Triple Jump and Symbiotics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for coordination in response to COVID-19. Together, these nine investment originators and fund managers in impact investing ha
BlueOrchard’s flagship fund verified for alignment with the IFC-led Operating Principles for Impact Management
News release BlueOrchard’s impact management system and its flagship fund, the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF), have received independent verification for their alignment with the IFC-led Operating Principles for Impact Management. The verification process, which was conducted by impact inves
Philipp Müller, le directeur de BlueOrchard, explique le rôle que peut jouer l’investissement d’impact face à l’épidémie.
La continua diffusione del coronavirus (Covid-19) ha portato a crescenti timori riguardo all’impatto su catene di approvvigionamento, turismo e domanda globale.
News release 31 March 2020 – The BlueOrchard UCITS Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund (IBF) has invested into a social bond from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is part of a collaborative response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The bond will support affected developing countries,
Cases of the Covid-19 virus were first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Despite some drastic measures by the Chinese authorities to prevent the spread of the infection, it has spread rapidly around the world. While highly contagious and difficult to contain, the majority of cases have been