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Tembici raises $47 million to expand e-bike sharing in Latin America

ImpactAlpha, June 9 – Brazil’s Tembici is riding the trend toward green, sustainable mobility in fast-growing emerging-market cities. The micro-mobility company raised its $47 million Series B round from Valor Capital, Redpoint eventures, Joá Investimentos and the International Finance Corp. to expand its shared electric bike services to new cities. “Sustainable means of transportation will

Blue Like an Orange closes $200 million for Latin America fund

ImpactAlpha, June 2 – Debt investor Blue Like an Orange was founded by former World Bank officials to finance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (listen to the ImpactAlpha podcast interview, “Blue Like an Orange offers a report card for the Sustainable Development Goals“). It has raised $200 for its first Latin America fund, backed by

Latin American development bank issues €700 million COVID bond

ImpactAlpha, June 29 – Corporación Andina de Fomento’s €700 million, five-year bond is its first social impact bond. Proceeds will support small businesses and women, indigenous, minority, migrant and underserved populations in member countries with COVID economic relief (see, “Countries and companies tap fixed-income market with ‘social bonds’ for COVID relief”). BNP Paribas was a lead manager

Latin America’s impact investors lead the way at the Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto

More than 600 impact investing doers and shapers are convening in Mérida, Mexico this week for the Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto, the biggest impact investing gathering in Latin America, now in its 10th year.