Impact investors are no stranger to private debt. But are they too shy about these instruments, right when impact-focused fintech companies need them the most? It’s a reasonable question for any institution, family office or high net worth individual intrigued by financial technology companies serving underbanked populations in developing markets. Having gained traction over the
- Bamboo Capital and the U.N. Capital Development Fund are building an investment fund to increase the impact capital flow to the world’s 47 lowest-income countries
- The Belgian impact investor is backing Nicaraguan microfinance organizations Fundenuse and Micrédito in rolling out “event-based” insurance policies to 6,000 small farmers.
- Climate adaptation has remained largely overlooked and underinvested. Now, investment funds and vehicles that target adaptation solutions are beginning to line up to move significant amounts of capital.
- "This is not just a major milestone for social finance in Canada," said SVX's Adam Spence. "It is a watershed moment for our country as a whole."
- The Green for Growth Fund has loaned hundreds of millions of Euros to borrowers, ranging from a hydro-power developer in Albania, a bank in Egypt developing a line of green finance products, and a financial institution in Ukraine helping households reduce energy costs and consumption.
- The U.S. development finance institution has agreed to invest the capital in impact investor Global Partnerships’ Impact-First Development Fund