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.
Environment related news
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.
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?
Today, decisions made will have a decisive impact in shaping a new form of normal. In this may edition of our Newsletter, we want to share with our readers concrete ways in which they can impact this future. In fact, we believe the finance community has a historic opportunity to make a real difference.
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.
2020 Learnings from the field (2/2): Setting up solar facilities to support health centers in Africa
In Africa, many health centers operate with an unreliable energy source, affecting greatly healthcare quality. Solar4Health, a UNDP initiative, sets up solar facilities to power health centers. KOIS went to Liberia, Namibia, Malawi and Zambia to better grasp the field reality and which innovative finance mechanism could best help scale up S4H’s activities in Africa.