The Feelsgood Fund, Croatia's third venture capital fund, will invest in startups addressing financial inclusion, agriculture and farming, the circular economy, education and healthcare.
Medellín-based Sempli is an online lender that provides working capital loans to Colombia’s small businesses, which struggle to access affordable financial products.
BNP Paribas, ABN Amro and Rabobank are helping coffee giant Neumann Kaffee Gruppe expand its smallholder farmers' financing and support initiative, NKG BLOOM, with a $25 million loan.
Blockchain software company ConsenSys and the World Wildlife Federation have launched Impactio, a matchmaking platform that curates funding opportunities aligned to the goals.
- CDC is introducing “Catalyst Strategies” that will guide as much as $1.5 billion in new investments, on top of its current pipeline of $500 million in commitments.
- “Not enough capital is flowing” toward the low-carbon transition, Michael Bloomberg declared at last year’s Bloomberg Global Business Forum. The unavoidable takeaway from yesterday’s forum: Still not enough capital is flowing.
- Commitments to blended finance transactions have ebbed and flowed, but amount to only about $15 billion annually and a total of just $140 billion since 2006