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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

30/06/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q2 2021

In the second quarter, we have seen additional fiscal stimulus and further support from central banks to sustain the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in emerging markets. As major economies reopen backed by broad vaccination programs, we expect global growth to pick up further. Michael Wehrle, He

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.

28/06/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks – Episode 6: The New Normal of 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 sixth episode, our Global Head of Business Development, Daniel Perroud, and Johan Guggi from Han

26/06/2021 | News
BlueOrchard webinar – The Raising Gap in Education in Africa
Past Event
30/06/2021 — 30/06/2021 Online event

BlueOrchard webinar – The Raising Gap in Education in Africa

26/06/2021 | News
BlueOrchard webinar – Beyond the label: how to achieve a measurable impact with climate bonds
Past Event
30/06/2021 — 30/06/2021 Online event

BlueOrchard webinar – Beyond the label: how to achieve a measurable impact with climate bonds

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

17/06/2021 | Media Coverage
The Onliner
Philipp Müller: «Ich bin der klassische Überzeugungstäter in Sachen Impact Investing.»

BlueOrchard darf zweifelsohne als ein Impact Investor der ersten Stunde bezeichnet werden. Ein Geschäftsmodell, das bis vor wenigen Jahren noch eine Nischendasein fristete, wird heute von der Investorengemeinde gefeiert. Nachhaltige Investments sind ein Gebot der Stunde und ein Megatrend, dem sich

17/06/2021 | Media Coverage
Institutional Money
Institutional Money: Artikel mit Felix Hermes zu Private Equity

Private Equity ist nicht die erste Assetklasse, an die institutionelle Investoren denken, wenn sie ihr Kapital nicht nur anlegen, sondern damit auch eine ökologische oder soziale Wirkung erzielen wollen. Dennoch setzen überraschend viele Impact-Investoren auch hier bereits auf eine „nachhaltige

17/06/2021 | Media Coverage
Hedge Guide
What are the key points to identify ESG bonds that are rapidly diversifying? Schroeder explains in a report

"ESG bonds" are bonds that use funds for businesses that are effective for environmental protection and social contribution. As ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors expand in the bond market, Schroders said in a report released on June 8 that "the choice to carefully identify investmen

17/06/2021 | Media Coverage
Citywire Selector
Schroders and impact boutique BlueOrchard launch EM climate fund

Schroders and BlueOrchard have launched a climate impact strategy targeting positive environmental change in emerging markets. The Schroder ISF BlueOrchard Emerging Markets Climate Bond fund, which is a Ucits-compliant strategy offering daily liquidity, will aim to align with the UN’s Sustainable

17/06/2021 | News Releases
Schroders and BlueOrchard enhance collaboration with launch of climate impact strategy in emerging markets

Zurich/London, 17 June 2021 – Schroders and BlueOrchard, the emerging markets impact specialist which is a member of the Schroders Group, have continued their strong collaboration with the launch of a climate impact strategy targeting positive environmental change in emerging markets. The Schr

13/06/2021 | Media Coverage
NZZ am Sonntag
Den grössten «Impact» erzielt, wer in Entwicklungsländern investiert

Es gibt eine babylonische Sprachverwirrung rund um das Thema nachhaltiges Investieren. Zwei Grundkategorien muss man mindestens kennen, um nicht die Orientierung zu verlieren: ESG und Impact. ESG-Anlagefonds berücksichtigen bei der Titelauswahl auch Umwelt-, Sozial- und Governance-Kriterien. Wer so

10/06/2021 | Media Coverage
Morningstar
Earth, which captures decarbonization in ESG stocks and green bonds, is the top operating result in the category

A large-scale government-led investment plan has been formulated around the world aimed at “decarbonization”, and cop 26 (The 26th Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change) to be held in November is expected to be the stage for each country’s policy a

08/06/2021 | Media Coverage
NordSIP
The Nordic Appeal of EM Sustainable Infrastructure

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Of the US$2.5 trillion annual investment gap that developing countries face, 75% comes from missing infrastructure investment, according to UN estimates. For investors, the investment gap presents an opportunity to channel funding towards emerging markets (EMs) to best suppor

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

01/06/2021 | Media Coverage
Nordic Asset Management Insight
My take on the Nordics – Magnus Weikert

BlueOrchard’s newly minted vice president talks about what attracted him to his current job and what he sees as some of the key ESG challenges at the moment among Nordic investors. Magnus Weikert joined BlueOrchard Finance earlier this year to steer its distribution efforts from the firm’s Copen

31/05/2021 | Videos
BlueOrchard Pioneer Talks – Episode 5: Building a career in 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. The fifth episode looks at the people behind BlueOrchard. Ana Maria speaks to Lisa Sherk, BlueOrchard

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