Impact Expansion announces a first closing above €50m, with the objective of reaching €120m in 2023 for its Fund.
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HealthQuad closes HealthQuad Fund-II with total subscription of $162 million
Apr 4, 2022 | Club deals, Health, Investment management
HealthQuad, India’s leading healthcare venture capital fund, has announced the final close of its second fund, HealthQuad Fund-II, with a total subscription of $162 million, more than 2.2 times greater than its target size at launch. HealthQuad invests in disruptive healthcare models, typically using technology to achieve reach, scale as well as impact.
Learnings from the field : Financing climate-friendly water infrastructure in fragile contexts
Jan 5, 2022 | Climate & Nature, Innovative Finance
In the summer of 2021, part of the KOIS team went on field visits to Jordan and Iraq. Their findings will help structure a blended financing facility to fund long-term water infrastructure in fragile contexts together with UNICEF.
Launch of a Social Impact Bond to support Médecins du Monde jail diversion programme for homeless people in Marseille
Oct 20, 2021 | Health, Innovative Finance, Press
We are delighted to announce the launch of the AiLSi social impact bond. Operated by Médecins du Monde, this project aims to offer homeless people suffering from severe mental illness and facing justice an alternative to imprisonment through housing and intensive care.
Structured by KOIS, this social impact bond is the largest in terms of amount ever launched in France. It is invested by the European Investment Fund (EIF), BNP Paribas, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts and INCO, with outcome funding from the French government.
Kartik tells us about the landscape of impact investment and blended finance in India
Oct 11, 2021 | Club deals, Innovative Finance
In this interview at CSR Box, Kartik shares with us his professional journey and his insights on the impact investment landscape in India. Then, he tells us how business, government and the private sector can work together, fostering blended finance initiatives.
Serena shares her views about the progress of the innovative finance industry
Oct 4, 2021 | Club deals, Innovative Finance
Our partner, Serena Guarnaschelli, was invited to exchange her views about the innovative finance industry with Sam McManus, Director of Uxolo Development and Impact Finance. She touches on key topics such as the role of public and blended finance for development purposes, the progress of climate finance and the role of the Sustainable Development Goals to align different actors.
$14m Development Impact Bond for refugees launches in the Middle East
Sep 27, 2021 | Education & Employment, Innovative Finance, Press
KOIS and its partners the IKEA Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Norad, the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Ferd are thrilled to announce the first tranche of a new Development Impact Bond (DIB) for refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. This will fund a micro-enterprise creation programme, delivered by the Near East Foundation UK, to help refugees and vulnerable host communities recover their livelihoods and build their resilience.
Impact Expansion announces its first investment in Potential Project
Sep 24, 2021 | Club deals, Education & Employment, Health, Investment management, Press
Impact Expansion acquired a minority stake in Potential Project. Potential Project partners with large, purpose-driven organisations to help their leaders and employees uncover the power of mind and create more resilience, innovation, engagement at work, with lower stress levels and reduced burnouts.
Supporting a rapid and equitable Covid-19 vaccination: the role of the private sector
Mar 4, 2021 | Health
The Covid-19 vaccine brings hope of an end to the pandemic, but faces great challenges in its roll-out. Ensuring that everyone gets the vaccine as soon as possible will require monumental efforts from public and private sector actors alike. Here are our thoughts on how the private sector can contribute.