A growing community of investors steers capital to solutions that benefit refugees

  • The 70 million forcibly displaced people around the world represent a growing global challenge. But behind the images of border conflicts and crowded camps, a new narrative is emerging: Refugees as resilient, employable, credit-worthy and, increasingly, investable.

Kois Invest to move ahead with livelihood bond for Syrian refugees

The Brussels impact-investing firm aims to raise up to $30 million for employment assistance and entrepreneurship support to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon. Families fleeing the war-torn country account for one in five of the roughly 60 million displaced persons around the world. Backing for the bond comes from Convergence, a blended-finance platform that