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Medical Equipment for Belgium: Importing mouth masks and other medical supplies to Belgium in corona times

Medical Equipment for Belgium: Importing mouth masks and other medical supplies to Belgium in corona times

A couple of months ago, a group of motivated Belgian individuals including our founder Francois de Borchgrave set out to help bring desperately needed medical supplies to Belgium, in a fast efficient way. They named themselves “Medical Equipment for Belgium (MEB)”. By putting to use their contacts in the medical and finance world, MEB was able to bring over 130 000 FFP2 masks (with 500.000 more under way), 226 000 pairs of gloves and 50 000 medical gowns, all passing the required quality tests!

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.

Healthcare in a post-COVID-19 world: investable models

COVID-19 will leave a significant imprint on how healthcare is funded and financed, provided and consumed. In this article, we explore the potential investable models in a post-COVID-19 healthcare system and highlight six models as well as the role of government. We also confine ourselves to the South Asian healthcare ecosystem, and specifically India.

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.

COVID-19 and the role for private capital

COVID-19 and the role for private capital

These are unprecedented times. The COVID19 situation is replete with uncertainty over how it will evolve, even over the next few weeks. Last week, we spoke to several actors to understand their response to the pandemic and the role for private capital amidst this crisis.

KOIS Newsletter – Putting innovative finance to the fight

KOIS Newsletter – Putting innovative finance to the fight

Today, the contribution our portfolio companies and projects are providing to support those fighting the COVID-19 crisis makes us want to do more. In fact, we are already looking for partnerships where our innovative finance expertise can help bring solutions to the sectors affected by this outbreak.