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Improving access to education through Income Sharing Agreements: A promising tool to be managed cautiously

Improving access to education through Income Sharing Agreements: A promising tool to be managed cautiously

In recent years, Income Sharing Agreements (ISAs) have appeared as a high-potential solution for addressing the hurdle of financing education. But will they truly revolutionize the way education is funded?

In this article, we will look at what ISAs are and which issues they solve. We will also address the legal and ethical questions they raise, and how blended finance could be a very relevant tool to offer an adequate response.

We all want a fairer, more sustainable ‘new normal’. How do we pay for it?

We all want a fairer, more sustainable ‘new normal’. How do we pay for it?

We all want to see a fairer, more sustainable future emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. In this situation, private investors have a historic opportunity to make a real difference.

How can we help them achieve the highest possible social and environmental impacts? In this KOIS opinion piece, we bring forward Innovative Finance responses to some of our world’s most pressing challenges.

CNBC: Op-ed: Two-thirds of our team is autistic. That’s helping us survive the coronavirus

Auticon was the first company in Germany to employ people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as IT consultants. Today, they are present all over the world, including the US, and their employees’ particularity is what helps them survive the coronavirus crisis.

KOIS invested in Auticon in 2012, when it had only 7 consultants. Today, we’re happy to see that companies such as Auticon, with a dual objective of profit and impact, are able to keep having an impact during the COVID-19 crisis.

Discover our 2019 Impact Report

Discover our 2019 Impact Report

In 2020, we came out with the second edition of our impact report. Since our first investment in 2010, we have focused on creating a positive measurable societal & environmental impact, as well as delivering attractive returns for our investors.

Discover how we managed to serve this dual impact-profit objective in our 2019 Impact Report.

KOIS’ first Impact Report

KOIS’ first Impact Report

In 2017, we came out with our first ever Impact report. In this first edition, we describe our current projects and investments, in a clear impact perspective.