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India needs impact finance to scale innovative mental healthcare models

India needs impact finance to scale innovative mental healthcare models

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.

The 2nd largest French Bank launches a Social & Environmental Impact loan

Putting impact at the heart of financial strategy is a growing trend. From international commitments such as the Business for Inclusive Growth initiative from the OCDE, to more concrete cases as the one we present in this article. At KOIS, we are happy to see these becoming a real part of how finance is done on a global scale. The latest example to date? A Social and Environmental Impact loan from the 2nd largest French Bank. This new offer aims to valorise the social or environmental engagement of its clients in the real estate and social housing sector.

A Development Impact Bond to lift women entrepreneurs out of poverty

The Industree Foundation envisions a world in which millions of producers rise out of poverty by building sustainable livelihoods in creative manufacturing. To achieve this, they recently partnered with USAID and with KOIS to define how to sustainably finance their POWER project.

Devex: Is it time for health facilities to go green?

Devex: Is it time for health facilities to go green?

In Alicante, Spain, air pollution is responsible for 4 million deaths per year and, while advocates put pressure on fossil fuel companies and airlines for their role in polluting the sky,there is also a more unlikely culprit: Health facilities.

Provisional reception of the construction of affordable apartments in Anderlecht

Brussels, September 14, 2020: On June 22, 2020, the construction of a building including affordable apartments and commercial spaces was received. It is a result of the collaboration between the developer Kairos, through City Projects, and the real estate company Inclusio. The building offers a total of 163 residential units, 6 commercial spaces, an office and 141 underground parking spaces.

Environmental impact investing: balancing the green energy equation

While advocating for renewable energies, we must face a simple fact: no energy production is exempt of negative externalities. Renewable energies, however, remain an important and needed step forward in powering a more sustainable society. So how can we invest for impact and minimize negative externalities in the field of energy? We share our first ideas in this opinion piece.

De Tijd: Time to opt for sustainable investments

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.

Joint Belgian Impact Investors ALTERFIN, BIO, BRS, INCOFIN, INPULSE, KAMPANI, and KOIS call for action to respond to COVID-19 in developing countries

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.