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MIGA Supports Egyptian Effort to Build World's Largest Solar Generation Park

Six solar power plants to generate up to 250MW of power, avoiding 233,000 tons of CO2e each year.

 Jan 2018

WASHINGTON DC, January 9, 2018 — MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today guarantees of up to $102.6m in support of the construction, operation and maintenance of six solar power plants in Egypt. The power plants will collectively have a combined capacity ...

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New guidance document for investors illustrates climate change impacts on infrastructure

 Jan 2018

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22nd January 2018 - Acclimatise, Climate Finance Advisors (CFA), and Four Twenty Seven have released a new guidance document to increase the climate resilience of large infrastructure investments. The “Lenders’ Guide for Considering Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investments” clearly breaks down the ways in ...

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Switzerland’s leading impact investment manager BlueOrchard reports strong top quartile performance in 2017 – growth to continue in 2018

 Jan 2018

BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) becoming world’s largest microfinance fund reaching USD 1.3 bn and surpassing an annual net performance of USD 4%

  • 50 new institutions financed and 3 new countries (Jordan, Vietnam and Honduras) have been added to BlueOrchard’s investment universe totaling ...
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Climate Insurance Program Launched for Africa & Asia

Largest Non-Governmental Climate Insurance Programme Launches for African & Asian Smallholder Farmers

 Jan 2018

Initiative aims to achieve 1% of G7 goal to insure vulnerable people

  • Up to four million beneficiaries anticipated
  • Scheme will be available in six countries in Africa and Asia
  • Sustainable funding mechanism makes disaster recovery lending scalable
  • Provision of $10m contingent disaster finance credit line ...
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Cornerstone Capital Group Approaches $1 Billion in Assets Under Management

 Jan 2018

New York, January 18, 2017 – Cornerstone Capital Group (“Cornerstone” or “the Company”), today announced that its assets under management (AUM) now total nearly $1 billion. The Company, founded in 2013, achieved this milestone in just three years since becoming a registered investment adviser (RIA) in ...

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ABN AMRO wins Investor Award at The Circulars 2018

 Jan 2018

Press release - 22 January 2018 - ABN AMRO has won the Award for Circular Economy Investor at 'The Circulars 2018', the world's leading circular award program, which recognizes companies, public organizations and NGOs that contribute to a circular economy. CEO Kees van Dijkhuizen accepted this ...

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Boost of €100 million for microfinance and social enterprises in Europe from the Investment Plan for Europe

 Jan 2018

Daily News 23

Brussels, 23 January 2018 - Investment in microfinance and social enterprises is set to receive a significant boost. The EU's financing programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) will receive an additional €100 million for its Guarantee scheme from the European Fund ...

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Report: EU trade schemes promote economic development and human rights

 Jan 2018

The report published today jointly by the European Commission and the European External Action Service shows the positive impact of the European Union's duty-rebate schemes on developing economies.

Brussels, 19 January 2018 - Trade acts as an engine for growth and helps promote human and ...

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ElectriFI finances the Asrama Microgrid Pilot Project in Togo

 Jan 2018

January 23, 2018 - ElectriFI co-finances the implementation of the Asrama Microgrid Pilot Project developed by the energy access integrated operator Benoo Energies. Asrama is a village of 5000 residents in Togo, connected to the national road, with no electricity. The closest grid connection is 27 ...

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