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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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2015 MIV Survey – Same same but a little different

I still remember how a CGAP colleague and I wrote the first report on investment funds investing into microfinance. The task was not so easy since the real financial sector terminology and our donor-focused microfinance lingo was very much out of … 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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Practicing what you preach!? Social performance of 5 social investors

On March 11 and 12, the Social Investor and DFI Meeting on Responsible Finance 2015 is taking place in Luxembourg at the European Investment Bank. I thought this might be a good reason to actually look at some of the … Continue reading

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Investing in LMDF? I get 5 times what I would get at the bank!

I guess many of you have also been disappointed by current rates on savings accounts, money market funds, etc. In June 2014, in Luxembourg, I would have gotten 0,4% at the Spuerkees, at Fortuna, and BGL, and 0,5% at ING. … Continue reading

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