“Impact investment a flight to safety while doing good” – The Asset ESG Forum – August 15, 2019

On August 15, 2019 The Asset reported that “(g)lobal asset management firm Schroders has recently acquired a majority stake in Zurich-based impact investor BlueOrchard.

Established in 2001, BlueOrchard is a major impact investment manager that focuses on inclusive and climate-smart growth, while providing attractive returns for investors.

To date, the firm has deployed in excess of US$6 billion across 80 emerging and frontier markets, facilitating social and environmental impact. Its funds address 13 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

BlueOrchard has had a presence in Asia for almost two decades and manages amongst others, two funds, the Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) and the Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (JAWEF), which address exclusively sustainable growth in the Asia-Pacific.

The Asset recently spoke with Pierrick Balmain, head of Asia-Pacific business development at the investment firm, to understand what the deal will mean for the firm’s Asian operations.”

You may read the article/interview on The Asset ESG Forum internet site.