9 April 2024


Apr 8
L. Magnani, Convergences: Changing the Profitability Paradigm - A Key Report Aims to Rally Global Investors behind a Sustainable Approach to Finance
The almost metronomic succession of financial crises we have experienced since the mid-80s is a clear indication that financial deregulation — combined with deregulation and privatisation in other key industries — has brought with it an extraordinary amount of market instability.
Source: NextBillion
Apr 8
InfraCo Africa Partners with Savant Group to Propel SunCulture’s Solar Irrigation Expansion in Africa
InfraCo Africa, a subsidiary of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has announced a landmark agreement with Savant Group Ltd, pledging a substantial $12 million investment to scale up SunCulture’s solar irrigation solutions throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This strategic equity investment, facilitated through InfraCo Africa’s specialized investment arm, is part of a thriving Series B fundraising effort totaling $27.5 million.
Source: SolarQuarter
Apr 8
UN Capital Development Fund Sets off on Strategic Reimagining around Blended Finance with Appointment of New Executive Secretary
In assuming the position, Kurukulasuriya as Executive Secretary will focus on strengthening the organization’s unique capability to crowd-in finance to scale development impact where the needs are greatest—a capability rooted in UNCDF’s unique investment mandate to blend and deploy grants, loans and guarantees as well as related advisory services, especially in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Source: UNCDF
Apr 5
Chile’s Enap Awards Contract for Construction of 1-Mw Green H2 Plant
The 1-MW plant will be located at the Cabo Negro complex in Chile’s Magallanes region and will be powered by the Vientos Patagonicos wind farm, which is majority-owned by Enap.
Source: Renewables Now
Apr 5
Dutch Tax Authorities Open Door to Impact Investing via Foundations
Wealth funds linked to wealthy families and companies, and charitable funds in the Netherlands will have greater opportunities to invest their money instead of just giving it away. That’s because the Dutch tax authorities are opening the door to impact investments under certain conditions, according to a decision by outgoing Dutch minister of finance Steven van Weyenberg.
Source: Impact Investor
Apr 4
Impact Investment Manager, WaterEquity, Appoints Marlene Hormes as New Chief Investment Officer
This appointment comes at an exciting time of growth for WaterEquity, as the organization expands its investment mandate beyond its traditional focus on household solutions to include climate-resilient water and sanitation infrastructure. The new strategy aims to rapidly scale impact through a systems-level approach, making equity and mezzanine investments in infrastructure projects and growth companies that address access, water quality and scarcity solutions with the goal of building climate resilience for vulnerable populations
Source: Yahoo Finance
Apr 3
Adenia Closes Fifth Flagship Fund Oversubscribed at $470M
Fund V continues Adenia’s long-term investment strategy of making control investments in medium-sized companies across Africa with proven business models that demonstrate ample room for operational and ESG improvements.
Source: Morningstar
Apr 2
India: NBFC Namdev Finvest Raises $20 Million in Equity Funding
The investment round was led by Maj Invest Financial Inclusion Fund III K/S who has put in $16 million, with participation from Promoters Group & Employees who have put in about $3 million
Source: Livemint
Apr 2
L. Satolli, WEF: 5 Things to Know about Investing in Frontier Markets
Frontier markets are widely misunderstood, which can cloud market participants’ judgement about whether to invest in these economies. However, they share many of the same attractive characteristics as emerging markets and are often less risky than investors think.
Source: World Economic Forum
Apr 2
Japan's FSA Issues National Impact Investing Framework
The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has published a governing framework for impact investing that sets out standardised definitions and best practices in the domestic market. Impact investing is seen as a priority by the Japanese government, together with transition finance, for its potential to finance decarbonisation within carbon-intensive industries and to support broader sustainability goals.
Source: Responsible Investor

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