3 October 2023


Oct 3
The Peace Dividend Initiative and Symbiotics Announce Partnership to Create the Peace Venture Fund, the First Impact Fund Investing in Peace-Supporting Businesses
The Peace Venture Fund (PVF), the first of its kind, will adopt a venture and impact investment approach to encourage entrepreneurship in fragile and at-risk countries. It will allow a quick deployment of private capital in areas otherwise ignored by traditional market mechanisms.
Source: Peace Dividend Initiative
Oct 2
M. de Boer, FD: Tackling Climate Change Drives up National Debts, IMF
A just-released chapter of the latest Fiscal Monitor report by the IMF stresses that most of the investment needed to finance climate change mitigation initiatives in emerging and developing countries must come from the private sector.
Source: Impact Investor
Oct 2
LOLC Group Announces Sustainable Capital Plc’s USD 100 Million Sustainable Bond Issuance to Empower Global Communities
The proceeds of the issuance will be provided to LOLC to enhance the livelihoods of the rural communities served. This initiative underscores their unwavering commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Source: EIN Newswires
Oct 1
IPP Red Rocket Bolstered by $160M Investment Funds in a Bid to Address South Africa’s Energy Crisis
Red Rocket CEO Matteo Brambilla said through this historic alliance, the company will continue their successful collaboration with Inspired Evolution and welcome new co-investment partners, FMO and STOA.
Source: IOL
Oct 1
India’s SATYA MicroCapital Secures $60M in Debt from Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui
SATYA MicroCapital's debt funding comes at a time when debt continues to be a viable alternative to equity funding amid the prolonged funding winter.
Source: Dealstreet Asia
Oct 1
SAMA Money Acquires First Microfinance Agency to Improve Financial Inclusion in Mali
The First Microfinance Agency (PAMF) Mali, a microfinance organization formerly under the management of AKAM, has been acquired by SAMA Money Group, a fintech company that specializes in digital financial services.
Source: TechEconomy.ng
Sep 29
D. Hyslop, Interpeace: Opinion: Peace Finance — A New Paradigm to Unlock the SDGs
Development and fragility overlap so closely that it is not possible to speak of leveraging the private sector for the SDGs without including fragile and conflict-affected places in the equation.
Source: Devex
Sep 27
Citi Grants $6M in Debt to Colombian Fintech Sempli
Sempli, specializing in providing working capital loans to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, has secured a $6M debt from Citi, marking its initial foray into international commercial banking support. This transaction falls under the Scaling Enterprise program, backed by the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Ford Foundation.
Source: LatamList
Sep 27
AfDB and Partner Launch First Privately-Financed Solar Project in Tunisia
The partners signed project launch papers on Tuesday 26 September, at the government headquarters in Al Qasba, Tunis. This initiative stands as one of Tunisia's most impactful infrastructure projects in over a decade.
Source: Devdiscourse
Sep 26
Nithio Invests in SunCulture to Drive Solar Irrigation and Farming Innovations across Africa
Nithio’s investment is part of a $12m syndicated debt facility led by Mirova Sunfunder and financed through its Solar Energy Transformation Fund. Mirova (through its Gigaton strategy) and Triodos Investment Management, together will enable SunCulture to finance inventory and receivables for its Kenyan subsidiary across its productive-use renewable energy products, related appliances and irrigation equipment.
Source: investing.com

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