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GBF wins IDB's BeyondBanking award for Socially Responsible Investment: Julio Ayca represented GBF to receive the award from IDB's President Luis Alberto Moreno in Panema City on March 15th.
What's Next for Impact Investing?: The value of a formal fund structure to maximize impact Impact investing has been building momentum both in the United States and abroad, promising to be a new model for sustainable development.
Mozambique: Is Impact Investment the Answer for Agribusiness? Mozambique is attracting increased interest and both traditional and impact investment as the government improves its track record. The Mozambique Investment Forum took place in October 2012 and advertised the country as Africa’s Emerging Economic Power.
GBF Closes $47 Million Fund for Impact Investing in Asia, Africa, and Latin America: GBF announces today that is has successfully closed a $47,000,000 fund, with support from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the German Development Bank, the Netherlands Development Finance Company and more than two dozen additional governments, foundations and private individuals.
GBF is the only impact investor that not only provides investment capital but also a wide range of business advisory services to help clients get the information and expertise they need to overcome challenges, including financial management; operations and supply chain; strategic planning; governance; and environmental and social considerations. This hybrid model can enable our clients to scale & be sustainable.
Over the next five years, GBF will invest in more than 50 businesses in emerging markets and these companies will provide economic opportunities to more than 20 million people at the base of the economic pyramid