Zurich, 2 February 2022 – Financial inclusion – the access to affordable and relevant financial services – is a critical lever for the empowerment and resilience of individuals and businesses. While yielding powerful impact, financial inclusion is also providing strong growth opportunities for
Zurich, 18 November 2021 – Launched in April 2019, the Operating Principles for Impact Management represent a new standard for impact investing, developed in collaboration with industry leaders and other stakeholders. BlueOrchard was among the first signatories when the Principles launched a
5 Steps to Create a Positive Impact Are you considering investing with an impact? Are you overwhelmed with impact definitions, terms, and abbreviations? Are you struggling to find the right impact investment product aligned with your values and investing objectives? Click here to try out our interac
Empowering people, protecting the planet In 2021, an exceptional year for the entire world, we all have been struggling with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. For the first time in two decades, extreme poverty has risen again, with lasting consequences especially for the world’s most vuln
Zurich, 19 April 2021 – We are pleased to provide you with the most recent BlueOrchard Academy publication “An Investors’ Guide to Impact Investing – 5 Steps to Create a Positive Impact”. Impact investing is on everyone’s minds these days. This is a huge success and essential to solv
4 continents, 12 stories How can impact investing serve society’s most vulnerable individuals? Meet 12 inspiring people who have put a small amount of money to work in a big way.
Luxembourg, 10 December 2020 – We’re pleased to share the InsuResilience Investment Fund’s latest report on climate insurance in developing countries. ‘Protecting low-income communities through climate insurance’ takes a look at the Fund’s work and achievements in fac
Zurich, 11 September 2020 – In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, BlueOrchard is proud to contribute to the discussion on rebuilding the post-Covid-19 economy by providing you with our latest BlueOrchard Academy study “Sustainable Infrastructure in Emerging Markets – Engine of Growth
Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (JAWEF) is a blended fund that provides loans to microfinance institutions (MFIs) that serve female entrepreneurs in the ASEAN region and beyond. Learn how blended finance is mobilizing institutional capital towards gender-lens investing in Convergence case study.
Rethinking Climate Finance – Taking Action against Climate Change. Opportunities and Challenges for Financial Players
Zurich, 25 September 2019 – In the face of the recently held UN Climate Action Summit in New York, BlueOrchard is proud to contribute to the discussion on how to increase private sector engagement in climate financing by providing you with our latest BlueOrchard Academy study “Rethinking Climate
We are pleased to provide you with the BlueOrchard Impact Report 2019/2020. Over the last years, impact investing has shed its niche image and become an established investment strategy. The challenge today is not in defining impact investing and distinguishing it from traditional and other socially
The BlueOrchard Impact Summit 2018, held in Pontresina, Switzerland, on October 3-4, 2018, was centered around the key topic “Closing the Gap”. The main objectives of the summit were to: give attention to the pressing global social and environmental challenges of our time: poverty, rising inequa
Blended Finance 2.0 – Giving voice to the Private Sector. Insights from a BlueOrchard survey on Private Investors
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established a vision for 2030 by adopting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a comprehensive set of objectives that aim to end poverty globally, ensure that the basic needs of all people are fulfilled, and protect the plan
SMEs and SDGs: Supporting small and medium enterprises to achieve the sustainable development goals – Insights from a BlueOrchard Survey
As an impact investment manager focusing on the developing world for more than 15 years, BlueOrchard has participated in the evolution of the inclusive finance sector as it has expanded beyond the financing of traditional microfinance institutions to include a broad range of lenders to small and med
Social Performance Report 2017-2018: Investing in our Future. Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals
We are pleased to provide you with BlueOrchard’s Social Performance Report 2017/2018. This year, our report highlights the common vision we share with the United Nations in creating a better future and shifting the world onto a sustainable path. The report illustrates how BlueOrchard’s activitie
Small Money, Big Impact explores and explains the globally growing importance of impact investing. This book explains for the first time how it works, why it works and what you should know if you're ready to help change the world.
We are pleased to provide you with the most recent version of BlueOrchard’s Social Performance Report. The report gives an overview of the recent upgrade of our in-house social performance measurement tool, the “Social Performance Impact Reporting & Intelligence Tool” (SPIRIT).
Warum funktioniert Mikrofinanz? Schon mit wenigen Erlösen können mittellose Kreditnehmer ihre Schuld begleichen. Wie das genau geht erklären Peter Fanconi und Patrick Scheurle in ihrem neuen Buch «Small Money – Big Impact». Mit einem Vorwort von Klaus Schwab.
The report provides an overview of the recent upgrade of our in-house social performance measurement tool, the “Social Performance Impact Reporting & Intelligence Tool” (SPIRIT).
Lending methodologies and socio-economic factors in microfinance Authors: Patrick Scheurle, Peter Fanconi and Andrea Staudacher Extract from the publication: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Credit Analysis and Risk Management, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.