In this opinion piece, Solifin expresses the need for public authorities to create a framework promoting the financing of investments with a positive impact on the environment and society.
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In June 2020, KOIS and Actiris launched their third impact bond together focused on employment. This time, the impact bond will support BeCode, an innovative coding school. In honour of the launch, Le Soir, a Belgian news outlet, interviewed the impact bond parties for this article.
Joint Belgian Impact Investors ALTERFIN, BIO, BRS, INCOFIN, INPULSE, KAMPANI, and KOIS call for action to respond to COVID-19 in developing countries
As we slowly recover from the pandemic, Belgian Impact investors wish to issue a call to action. The lockdowns have lead to a loss of income in the informal sector, being the primary source of income in developing countries. We must take action now to cooperate in addressing this crisis. In this context, We call upon all dedicated actors, public or private, to connect with us, to mobilize resources and to join us in our response.
COVID-19 shed light the struggle many essential workers face to find affordable housing. With social and affordable housing funds, we want to increase the supply of quality housing accessible to such populations.
Inclusio, the first Belgian affordable housing fund, is an example of how private capital can truly have a positive impact in this domain, while generating attractive returns.
As we slowly recover from the crisis, we cannot forget about those who fought for us: frontline workers. In this June edition of our newsletter, we want to address an issue brought forward through the crisis: that of lack of affordable housing, on which many essential workers depend. One solution already exists to increase the supply: affordable & social housing funds.
The crisis will have reinforced the mission of the affordable real estate company, Inclusio. Created in 2015, its maturity is reaching a threshold with 1,250 housing units soon to be reached. Units that will be offered for rent to the most disadvantaged. L’Echo highlighted Inclusio’s work in this article.
There is an imperative to transform food systems under a changing climate, but sustainable investments are not at scale yet
This blog is part of a series for the Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative. It describes one of the 11 priority actions for transforming food systems outlined in the initiative’s flagship report, launching 25 June 2020.
Jun 16, 2020 | Health
As nations slowly recover from the pandemic, we must ensure mental health impacts are taken into account. In fact, the effect of augmented stress in past epidemics and natural catastrophes has been proven to have long-term disastrous consequences. In this article, we explore the many underlying reasons for higher stress levels due to COVID-19 and how to approach this from both an individual and public health perspective.
A solar-power gold rush is taking over Africa. How can we ensure hospitals & schools are not left behind?
Solar energy seems to be the ideal solution to address Africa’s electrification challenge. Yet, while private investments in solar projects and companies are increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa, public facilities such as hospitals, schools or police stations seem to be left out of the current solar gold rush. Can blended finance bring a solution through coordinated public-private partnerships?