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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.

Investors back health-tech startups to manage diabetes around the world

  • Dollars for diabetes... Other diabetes-related deals and initiatives include Solera Health in the U.S.; Wellthy Therapeutics, Diabetes Specialities Centre, HealthMir and Sepalika in India;. AllLife in South Africa and the U.K.
  • Lifestyle diseases… Bhutan has taken the lead in fighting chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.

Calvert Impact backs $1 billion BlueOrchard microfinance fund

  • BlueOrchard... was founded by the UN in 2001 as one of the world’s first commercial managers of microfinance debt investments.
  • The firm says... 60% of its investees’ clients are women, one-quarter offer green loans for clean water and energy.
  • Calvert’s 2004 investment in BlueOrchard... matured in 2011.