30 January 2024


Jan 30
Family Offices: A Roadmap to Impact
The global wealth managed by families amounts to over $10 trillion. As the impact investing market is growing, more families are looking to align their wealth with their values. Impact Investing Institute's guide “Family Offices: A roadmap to impact” provides practical information and resources for families and their advisors to navigate the world of impact investing.
Source: Impact Investing Institute
Jan 30
India: responsAbility to Invest up to $25 Million in BluSmart Mobility
BluSmart Mobility, one of India’s leading EV-ride hailing service and charging infrastructure company will see responsAbility invest upto $25 million (around Rs 210 crore) as part of its broader $500 million (Rs 4,165 crore) climate investment strategy aimed at actively reducing CO2 emissions in Asia.
Source: Financial Express
Jan 29
Clean Energy Policies in SE Asia Improving but Chronic Issues Impact Payouts: SEACEF Green Fund Manager
Clime Capital will raise its financing cap after winning blended finance backing for its regional early-stage funding scheme. But it has to “risk-gate” disbursements to keep clear of regulatory deadlocks.
Source: Eco-Business
Jan 29
Finnfund Launches €100M Green Bond with Jefferies Acting as Lead Manager
The Finnish development financier and catalytic impact investor is aiming to fund 50% of its investments with private capital by 2030.
Source: Impact Investor
Jan 26
Climate Finance: Fintech Nithio Raises $10 Million for Its African Operations
The Netherlands Development Finance Corporation (FMO) has committed $10 million to climate fintech Nithio's Facility for Adaptation, Inclusion and Resilience (FAIR). The platform finances solar energy for productive use.
Source: Afrik21
Jan 24
CFA UK Launches Impact Investing Certificate
The qualification has been structured to ensure candidates develop a clear understanding of the shape and size of the impact investment market, as well as gain the skills needed to implement impact strategies, including how to develop theories of change and measurement frameworks.
Source: ESG Clarity
Jan 24
Kenya’s Transmission Network Improvement to Receive KSh 9.3B from African Development Bank
The UK government provided guarantees that will unlock $59 million (about KSh 9.6 billion) of the $116 million (about KSh 18.9 billion) total project cost corresponding to the climate mitigation component of the loan.
Source: Tuko
Jan 24
IFC Partners with EFSE Fund and Finance in Motion to Boost MSME Growth in Southeast and Eastern Europe and Türkiye
IFC announced a €50 million investment in the European Fund for Southeast Europe S.A. SICAV-SIF (EFSE), a structured debt fund that provides financing through financial institutions to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Southeast and Eastern Europe and Türkiye.
Source: IFC
Jan 23
Sorenson Impact Foundation Announces Program-Related Investment into NeSsT Lirio Fund to Support Impact Financing in the Andes and Amazon
NESsT Lirio Fund provides working capital to entities that can be considered “too small” for traditional financing vehicles and yet too large for microfinance. This innovative fund provides vital loans to empower largely agricultural enterprises, enabling them to scale their operations sustainably.
Source: Sorensen Impact Foundation
Jan 23
How African Startups Raised Funding in 2023
There was considerable debt uptake and regional VC diversification.
Source: TechCrunch

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