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What will happen when we are too old to take care of our disabled son?

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.

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.

Join KOIS’ pre-MBA programme in India

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!

Creating a safety net for India’s migrant workers

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?

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.

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.

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.