The South African private equity firm said the Gates Foundation's decision that the woven polymer storage bags had reached commercial maturity cleared the way for it to invest in the product, which is used in the cement and agriculture industries.
The development finance institution’s CIO says its focus on women’s economic empowerment means it will incorporate a broader view of female executives’ backgrounds and experience when evaluating funds for potential investment.
Chief operating officer Nicole Neeman Brady told the Global Climate Action Plan Summit late last year that government support for the solar industry provided a useful model for fostering private water investments.
Soros Economic Development Fund principal Jocelyn Songco says the first-loss tranche provided to the Yield Uganda Investment Fund shows how impact finance can adapt to unorthodox strategies in high-risk sectors.
After launching an evergreen vehicle targeting high-net worth individuals in 2017, CEO Tom Eisenhauer says the new more flexible institutional structure comes amid a surge of interest from Canadian endowments and smaller pensions.