BlueOrchard leads the way in climate adaptation insurance

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Praxis finances innovative solutions for businesses experiencing the effects of climate change

BlueOrchard InsuResilience Investment Fund is a leading global impact investment manager that is pioneering the development and distribution of insurance products against extreme weather events and natural disasters. It is dedicated to fostering inclusive and climate-smart growth in emerging and frontier markets while providing attractive returns for investors.

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BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the world’s first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments. The firm has built a distinct track record in offering premium impact investment solutions including credit, private equity, and sustainable infrastructure. As an expert in innovative blended finance mandates, the firm is a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions.

As of December 2020, BlueOrchard has disbursed more than $8 billion to more than 562 institutions across 90 different emerging and frontier countries, whilst impacting the lives of over 215 million individuals with low incomes and contributing to 13 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF), managed by BlueOrchard seeks to support climate adaptation by improving access to and the use of climate insurance in developing countries. IIF is the only G20 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance investing private capital in private sector companies to increase commercial insurance offerings. The G20 InsuResilience Global Partnership aims to protect more than 500 million vulnerable people in developing countries against the impacts of climate change.

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A story of mutual growth - BlueOrchard and Banco Solidario

Banco Solidario is a fully licensed microfinance bank that has been engaged in microfinance for more than 20 years. The bank has the second largest exposure on the microfinance sector and operates through a network of 55 branches in all main cities in Ecuador. IIF works with Banco Solidario to expand climate insurance to its clients.

Stella Tai, Stewardship Investing Impact and Analysis Manager | Praxis Mutual Funds
Author Stella Tai
Stewardship Investing Impact and Analysis Manager

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