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.
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Why this decade may finally be the age of consumerization for Indian healthcare
Feb 4, 2021 | Health
Long prophesised and awaited, the consumerization of Indian health has been a well-studied phenomenon. While it has been steadily growing, the segment has not seen a breakout moment. Will this decade bring about change?
L’Echo: The neglected potential of social impact bonds as a way out of the crisis
Jan 26, 2021 | Climate & Nature, Investment management, Press
Chronicle by Pierre Hermant, CEO of finance.brussels.
Social Impact Bond mechanisms consist of calling on private investors to finance innovative projects that aim to make a measurable contribution to solving problems with a known social cost. We are therefore talking about venture capital. Could Impact Bonds be our way out of the crisis?
A year of impact: Season’s Greetings
Dec 18, 2020 | Innovative Finance, Investment management
2020 was an unexpected year for all. Many of the communities we serve struggled, but we also witnessed a great resilience in the world of impact. This resilience, is what we want to share & celebrate with you as we end 2020 and jump into 2021.
Impact fund Inclusio raises € 60 million in successful Initial Public Offering on Euronext Brussels
Dec 11, 2020 | Climate & Nature, Investment management
Today is a day of celebration at KOIS – not only because it’s the start of the week-end, but also because it’s official : our impact fund Inclusio has had a successful IPO.
Supporting Indian primary healthcare networks through innovative finance
Dec 10, 2020 | Health, Innovative Finance
As we pen down our thoughts, India continues to navigate uncharted territories as tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases emerge daily. Primary care centres and workers – particularly those in urban areas – have been stretched to maximum capacity to deal with the crisis. A robust primary healthcare system is crucial to tackling health emergencies such as this one. A more potent, resilient, and inclusive healthcare system must emerge from the current crisis. We must take concrete actions to drive this change forward now.
KOIS initiative Inclusio launches its Initial Public Offering on Euronext Brussels
Nov 26, 2020 | Climate & Nature, Investment management
It’s official: as of today, Inclusio launches its Initial Public Offering on Euronext Brussels, 7 years after KOIS joined forces with co-founders bank Degroof-Petercam and Revive! This IPO serves to put a truly impactful product on the stock market, that anyone can invest in with an Issue Price fixed at €21,4.
KOIS Newsletter – An Impact Finance milestone
Nov 16, 2020 | Climate & Nature, Investment management
Today is a special day for KOIS.
Today, we take a step further in our mission to enable everyone to create a positive impact through their financial choices.
Today, Inclusio, the Social Housing Fund we started 5 years ago, announced its intention to launch an Initial Public Offering on Euronext Brussels.
India needs impact finance to scale innovative mental healthcare models
Oct 28, 2020 | Climate & Nature, Innovative Finance, Press
The prevalence of mental health disorders is increasing steadily in India, yet expenditure does not seem to follow. The low proportionate funding is exacerbated thereafter by the underutilisation of funds and several systemic issues along the patient journey. However, impact finance could play an important role in scaling up mental healthcare models.