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New Zealand is one of the few western countries to still export phosphate from the disputed territory, which the legal action from the Polisario Front seeks to highlight and curtail.
EXEO partner Izak Strauss says firms like Masimong Group Holdings that invest to promote black empowerment in South Africa are increasingly interested in agriculture.
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The fund will pursue a buy-and-lease strategy and will also target development projects that could deliver IRRs of ‘50-60%’, said a founding partner.
Chief investment officer Geert Peetermans says the change reflects a natural evolution towards investor-favorable structures within the rapidly developing impact investing market.
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Harvard Management Company was forced to write off $1bn of 'deeply troubled assets' in 2017 but made investments totaling $100m in its last fiscal year.
The Agri-Business Capital Fund was launched in February 2019 with an initial €50 million commitment from stakeholders including the EU and the government of Luxembourg.
Global food and agriculture sector lead Taryn Goodman said the fund’s portfolio companies are well placed to support local income and benefit from increasing affluence.
GIIN research manager Rachel Bass says grant capital is a good match for the incubators, accelerators and de-risking mechanisms that can be pivotal in encouraging investment across sectors in frontier markets.
Managing partner Edward Isingoma says investors are more interested in Uganda’s burgeoning cannabis industry than the plant-based 'superfood', long viewed as having significant social impact potential for the developing world.
The InsuResilience Investment Fund offers public money on concessional terms that is designed to act as first-loss capital to help attract additional private investment.
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