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BlueOrchard Adds Impact Credit Fund

Global impact investment manager BlueOrchard has introduced an impact credit fund to further financial inclusion in underserved regions worldwide. The BlueOrchard Impact Credit Fund (BOIC) will focus on investing in a diverse portfolio of smaller financial institutions important in social and environmental development. This encompasses several “critical” sectors, including SME lending, digital payment solutions, renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate adaptation solutions. To achieve this, the Article 9 fund, under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, will build on the firm’s financial inclusion investment platform, as well as engaging in direct lending to medium-sized businesses that are “significant players in their respective market segments” to build and enhance the re-financing market for SMEs. Philipp Mueller, CEO at BlueOrchard, said: “We see three megatrends shaping fast-growing emerging markets today: demographics, digitalisation and decarbonisation. These developments are accompanied by significant capital needs and investment opportunities, which our regional teams are seeing first-hand. We are excited to have launched an investment strategy that captures these opportunities, fills a gap in terms of both funding and impact, and complements our investment platform.” 

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