Small logo Subscribe to leading news on impact investing. Learn More
The Brief Originals Dealflow Signals The Impact Alpha Impact Voices Podcasts Agents of Impact Open
What's Next Measure Better Investing in Racial Equity Beyond Trade-offs Impact en las Americas New Revivalists
Local and Inclusive Climate Finance Catalytic Capital Capital on the Frontier Best Practices Geographies
Slack Conference Calls Events Contribute
The Archive ImpactSpace The Accelerator Selection Tool Network Map
About Us FAQ Calendar Pricing and Payment Policy Privacy Policy Terms of Service Agreement Contact Us
Locavesting Entrepreneurship Gender Smart Return on Inclusion Good Jobs Creative economy Opportunity Zones Investing in place Housing New Schooled Well Being People on the Move Faith and investing Inclusive Fintech
Clean Energy Farmer Finance Soil Wealth Conservation Finance Financing Fish
Innovative Finance
Personal Finance Impact Management
Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East Oceania/Australia China Canada India United Kingdom United States
Subscribe
Features
Series
Themes
Community
Data
Subscribe Log In
More

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 supported the feasibility study for the bond.

Proceeds will fund up to a half-dozen organizations, and investors will get a return if certain outcomes are hit, such as good-paying jobs for students. Kois previously helped structure a $27.3 million war-zone rehabilitation bond with the Red Cross.

Convergence, which now counts $2 billion in blended-finance deals, recently released a “State of Blended Finance” report that looked at trends across 187 deals.

You might also like...