Kois is pleased to announce that Mr. Kartikeya Nitin Desai is joining us as Partner to lead the firm’s advisory business across the Asian region based out of our offices in Mumbai, India. Kartik is a seasoned development finance leader with 17 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, venture capital and economic policy and is considered a pioneer of impact investing in India.
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At KOIS, the notion of impact runs deeper than business. Today, we share with you the words of our Founder, François de Borchgrave, as he tells us the story of his son, Igor.
Igor is 7 and a half years old and suffers from a disability that makes him dependent on his family. While he is taken care of today, his family, like many others in Belgium, wonder what will happen when they are no longer there to help him. It is crucial to develop new living spaces for disabled adults in Belgium, which is the drive behind our Founder’s personal project: Tous Ensemble Handicap.
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.
KOIS, a pioneering global impact finance firm, is looking for new talent to join its pre-MBA Analyst programme in Mumbai, India! Interested in having a concrete impact while building strategic financial skills? Apply today!
India has seen one of the strictest and longest lockdown due to the COVID-19. The lockdown has significantly affected India’s migrant worker population. While India’s government set up a relief package of nearly $23 billion specifically for migrant workers and the urban poor, the conditions keep many from availing these benefits. Could impact finance help?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.