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28 June 2022

ILX Fund I: Six months on and no longer counting

As ILX Fund I hits its $1.05 billion target in commitments – diversification of the portfolio, co-financing with MDBs and DFIs, and allocation at scale are some of the...

23 June 2022
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Climate finance

Green Climate Fund’s Oyun Sanjaasuren on climate mitigation and adaptation

Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren, the director of external affairs at Green Climate Fund speaks with Uxolo about the importance of financing climate mitigation and adaptation in the...

23 June 2022
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Social infrastructure

South Commuter Railway Project: ADB turns up the volume

The high infrastructure competitiveness index of the Philippines and years of underspending on infrastructure make it an attractive market for ADB to invest in...

16 June 2022
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Social projects

Is private capital the way forward for inclusive healthcare in Asia?

The Asian healthcare sector is increasingly being driven by private investments. But the challenge is in funding private healthcare businesses at scale.

10 June 2022
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Climate finance, Social projects

BII’s five-year goal: doubling up climate and gender finance

Recently rebranded from Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) to British International Investment (BII), does the replacement of development with investment signal a...

10 June 2022
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Climate finance

AFC's Taiwo Adeniji on just transition in Africa

Taiwo Adenji, senior director, portfolio management and optimisation, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) speaks with Uxolo about the efforts for just transition in the...

30 May 2022

On the ground at AfDB

The 57th AfDB Annual Meetings, held last week in Accra, produced a host of new initiative announcements and deal signings. But the unofficial shop-talk has just as much...

26 May 2022
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Finance and other

Capital adequacy inadequacy

Will the sky fall in if multilateral development banks include callable capital in their capital adequacy ratios?

19 May 2022

How is climate finance incorporating ‘just transition’?

Although there is no widely accepted definition of just transition, the agenda is gaining popularity among DFIs, MDBs and impact investors, particularly in the emerging...

12 May 2022

An opening for sustainability-linked debt in project finance?

Corporate borrowers and lenders have responded enthusiastically to the concept of sustainability-linked lending. Jennifer Charles and Ryan Ayrton, London-based partners...

06 May 2022

How are investors measuring impact?

Rife with greenwashing, lack of data, incoherent metrics, and costly due-diligence process, impact investors have struggled with measuring the impact of their...

28 April 2022
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Finance and other, Renewable energy, Traditional energy

Are emerging markets gaining from institutional investments in climate finance?

While asset managers and institutional investors are key to unlocking scalable private capital for climate action, emerging markets are lagging behind in institutional...

22 April 2022
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Renewable energy, Traditional energy

Under the radar: Electricity transmission in Pakistan

FMO and Proparco’s seven-year loan to Pakistani electricity provider K-Electric to finance the upgrade of its transmission system is arguably the replicable bankable...

12 April 2022
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Finance and other

BNDES’ Montezano: A DFI on rebuilt foundations

Gustavo Montezano, President of BNDES, is putting ESG at the heart of the development bank's financing strategy. The policy has refocused the bank on its original core...

07 April 2022
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Agriculture/food chain, Finance and other, Health/education programmes, IT and telecoms, Manufacturing, Mining, Renewable energy, Social infrastructure, Traditional energy, Waste and water

UNEP FI: Need for granularity, long-term climate strategy

As the UN-led Net Zero Banking Alliance completes a year, UNEP FI Program Officer for Climate Remco Fischer speaks with Uxolo about the need for granularity in climate...

29 March 2022
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Finance and other

Blended finance: How are commercial banks filling the bankability gap?

Commercial banks are increasingly looking at blended finance to push marginally bankable deals over the fence — but hurdles of transparency, a limited pipeline of deals...

29 March 2022
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Finance and other

Aegon Asset Management's George Nijborg on working with development banks

George Nijborg, senior portfolio manager at Aegon Asset Management speaks with Uxolo about the key learning from collaborating with MDBs and DFIs

24 March 2022
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Finance and other

Allianz Global Investor's Nadia Nikolova on using blended finance in asset management

Nadia Nikolova, lead portfolio manager, AllianzGI Development Finance, speaks with Uxolo about her learnings from working with development banks.

22 March 2022
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Finance and other

Indigenous communities: Are grants or commercial finance the way forward?

Indigenous groups are best placed to protect the rainforests – but how best to finance these communities is a point of contention. Well-meaning and well-financed NGOs...

18 March 2022
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Finance and other

DFIs step up support for Ukrainian refugees

Learning from their experience of supporting Syrian refugees in 2015, Germany’s KfW has swiftly replicated the financial model to house Ukrainian refugees.