Dutch development bank FMO adds €20 million to Green for Growth Fund

  • 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.

Nutreco takes stake in IoT company Eruvaka to boost sustainable seafood

  • The impact… The investment aligns with Nutreco’s sustainability initiative to achieve food, agriculture and ocean-related Sustainable Development Goals.
  • India’s innovation… “Global agribusiness majors are recognizing that they need to look at startups in India to find the next generation of technologies for small and medium farmers globally,” Omnivore’s Mark Kahn told the Economic Times.

Swedish pension fund adds $100 million to Dutch SDG-loan fund

  • More capital... The fund’s first close was expected in late 2017, but was reportedly 25% higher than the initial target.
  • Co-investment… The fund lets institutional investors co-invest with FMO in loans to financial institutions, clean energy projects and agribusiness in developing markets.