Tag Archives: impact investing

SIBs – the good, the bad, and the ugly!

I spent my last 3 blogs on Social/Development Impact Bonds (“Social Impact Bonds! Moving from outputs to outcomes…“, “After SIBs… now we talk DIBs!” or “An experiment – two SIBs to help Germany solve its migration crisis!? (1 of 2)“). … Continue reading

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An experiment – two SIBs to help Germany solve its migration crisis!? (1 of 2)

In my previous blog (Social Impact Bonds – Moving from outputs to outcomes…) I have introduced the concept of Social Impact bonds (SIBs) and described in another one, how these SIBs can morph into Development Impact Bonds (DIBs). Their mechanics … Continue reading

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After SIBs… now we talk DIBs!

Last week, I shared with you my “discovery” of Social Impact Bonds and provided you with a superficial overview of how they work, the structure they have, and what benefits they present. However, by researching these bonds a little, I … Continue reading

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Social Impact Bonds! Moving from outputs to outcomes…

Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in Saïd Oxford Business School’s Impact Investing Programme. A part from interesting case studies and very inspiring discussions with fellow students, I was particularly struck by a new approach for government spending: Social … Continue reading

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Impact ?! – Bamboo just launched their new report on their funds` impact

Well, now at the EIB as “Microfinance Impact Investment Officer”, evidently I am very keen to learn what other investors or funders mean when they say “impact investing” of “impact financing”. In my layman understanding it is about generating – a … Continue reading

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EIB`s support of microfinance outside Europe

  I had a meeting five weeks ago at the EIB and was going through their publications while waiting for my contact. I found some publications on their work on microfinance and small and medium enterprise (SME) finance, and thought I tell you … Continue reading

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My contribution to the Microfinance Barometer 2015! “DFS – what is it? and if yes, how many?”

Ok, ok, ok my article in the Microfinance Barometer is not a blog, but I still thought it might be interesting to feature it here. Digital Financial Services PLUS seem to be THE new thing in our sometimes a little … Continue reading

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Tanzania, are you ready for Digital Finance PLUS (DF+)?

Everybody wants to be digital finance ready! My last blog on the EIB diagnostic of 7 markets in Africa and their potential readiness to replicate Kenya with its Mpesa story already launched this topic. The same day, CGAP launches its … Continue reading

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The European Responsible Investment Fund Survey 2015

In line with my blog on social performance of Microfinance Investment Vehicles: „Practicing what you preach?! Social Performance of 5 social investors“, and the one on the GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) “Impact Investing Network: an analysis of 300 impact … Continue reading

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GIIN – Impact Investing Network: an analysis of 300 impact investing funds

In my last blog “Practicing what you preach!? Social performance of 5 social investors” last week, I told you about social performance of 5 microfinance investors. I though we could broaden the subject a little by looking at impact investors. … Continue reading

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