24 October 2023


Oct 23
ABC Fund Invests EUR€800,000 into Ugandan Coffee Supplier JKCC
JKCC commenced its operations in 2017 and specialises in sourcing high-quality coffee beans directly from more than 3,700 smallholder farmers across 16 districts in Uganda.
Source: Farmers Review Africa
Oct 23
GFANZ Launches Latin America & Caribbean Network to Support Climate Finance in the Region
New regional network will support engagement with financial institutions and policymakers across Latin America and the Caribbean to capitalize on the net-zero transition opportunity for the region.
Source: AP News
Oct 23
Turkey Plays Catch-up on Impact Investing
Turkey’s NAB is looking to galvanise impact investment by tapping into a vibrant local private sector and by attracting international players. However, several obstacles remain, such as the need to generate more awareness.
Source: Impact Investor
Oct 23
BII and ILX Investors to Raise $500M for the MDGs
British International Investment (BII) and ILX Management intend to raise $500 million to support sustainable development in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
Source: Afrik21
Oct 23
B. Chidzero, N. Hlongwa, and S. Fu, The Bridgespan Group: Overcoming Barriers to Impact Investment in Africa: Interviews with Fund Managers Reveal Three Promising Solutions to the Continent’s Funding Gap
By rethinking their investment approaches, forward-thinking investors who aim to support these fund managers can increase needed capital flows.
Source: NextBillion
Oct 23
Poland: EBRD Invests 75 Mln Euro in R.Power for Renewable Growth
The transaction forms part of R.Power's 250-million-euro capital increase led by the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund. The fresh funds will mainly support R.Power's long-term growth strategy and the deployment of renewable energy capacities in Poland and Romania.
Source: SeeNews
Oct 21
India: Kotak Mahindra Bank Gets RBI Nod to Buy Sonata Finance
The Reserve Bank (RBI) on Thursday approved Kotak Mahindra Bank’s (KMB) proposal to acquire 100% stake in Sonata Finance for Rs 537 crore.
Source: Financial Express
Oct 19
Through a gender lens in Latin America, investors see opportunities for impact and alpha
Latin America’s growing range of gender-lens investment products reflects the growing appetite from local investors.
Source: ImpactAlpha
Oct 19
Barbados and Beyond: EU’s Lending Arm Working On String of ‘Debt-For-Climate’ Swaps
The EU's lending arm, the European Investment Bank, is lining up a string of "debt-for-climate" swaps where countries from the Caribbean to Africa would get their debt bills cut in return for combating, or adapting to, global warming.
Source: Reuters
Oct 17
ImpactAlpha Raises $3.3 Million to Meet Growing Demand for News and Data for Sustainable and Impact Investing
The investment signals confidence in ImpactAlpha's editorial excellence, growing subscription revenues and robust community of "Agents of Impact" across asset classes, sectors and geographies.
Source: Bloomberg

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