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.
Chronicle by Pierre Hermant, CEO of finance.brussels.
Social Impact Bond mechanisms consist of calling on private investors to finance innovative projects that aim to make a measurable contribution to solving problems with a known social cost. We are therefore talking about venture capital. Could Impact Bonds be our way out of the crisis?
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.
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.
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.
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.