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  • Z-Return on Development-Episode 9

  • 06.07.2018
  • Risk Management

    BIO, in cooperation with Kanaal Z / Canal Z, has created a series of 10 episodes around Impact Investing, called Z-Return on Development. These episodes can be watched every Thursday to Friday on Kanaal Z / Canal Z, and will be available for viewing on the BIO website after. The 9th episode focused on the risks and challenges inherent in investing in developing countries, and the best ways to manage them. It featured interviews with Paul Lippens (Finasucre), Philippe Croonenberghs (Texaf), and Bart Coenegrachts (BIO) and aired on the 5th of July on Kanaal Z / Canal Z.

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  • Z-Return on Development-Episode 8

  • 29.06.2018
  • Investing in Infrastructure

    BIO, in cooperation with Kanaal Z / Canal Z, has created a series of 10 episodes around Impact Investing, called Z-Return on Development. These episodes can be watched every Thursday to Friday on Kanaal Z / Canal Z, and will be available for viewing on the BIO website after. The 8th episode focused on infrastructure and its importance in unlocking the potential of developing countries. It featured interviews with Luc Bertrand (DEME, Ackermans & Van Haren), Johan Willemen (Willemen Groep), Gillian-Alexandre Huart (Tractebel) and Camille Fronville (BIO) and aired on the 28th of June on Kanaal Z / Canal Z.

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  • Cocoa, Ghana's new gold

  • 26.06.2018
  • Article on Niche in De Morgen

    De Morgen, in the framework of a special segment on Sustainable Economy, interviewed Edmund Poku, founder and managing director of Niche Cacao Industry. To read the original article, in Dutch, please click here.7 years ago, BIO granted a € 4.7 M loan to cacao factory Niche Cacao Industry in Ghana. This permitted the chocolate processing company to grow. Together with Edmund Poku, managing director, we’ll take a look at how things are going.

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  • Z-Return on Development-Episode 7

  • 21.06.2018
  • Belgian players

    BIO, in cooperation with Kanaal Z / Canal Z, has created a series of 10 episodes around Impact Investing, called Z-Return on Development. These episodes can be watched every Thursday to Friday on Kanaal Z / Canal Z, and will be available for viewing on the BIO website after. The 7th episode focussed on the opportunities for Belgian Companies. It featured interviews with Thibault Relecom (Unibra), Vincent Bia (BIA Group) and Gaëtan Herinckx (BIO) and aired on the 21th of June on Kanaal Z / Canal Z.

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  • Z-Return on Development-Episode 6

  • 15.06.2018
  • Human Relations

    BIO, in cooperation with Kanaal Z / Canal Z, has created a series of 10 episodes around Impact Investing, called Z-Return on Development. These episodes can be watched every Thursday to Friday on Kanaal Z / Canal Z, and will be available for viewing on the BIO website after. The 6th episode focussed on the importance of partnerships and human relations when doing business. It featured interviews with Luc Bertrand ( Ackermans & Vanharen, DEME), Anna Grabowska and Naweza Muhaya (BIO) and aired on the 14th of June on Kanaal Z / Canal Z.

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  • Business as an answer to global challenges

  • 14.06.2018
  • Gerd Philippaerts, Fund Manager at BIO, writes about Sustainability, the Sustainable Development Goals and their importance in business. Read the entire article (in Dutch) here.

  • Story - Richard Fernandes

  • 12.06.2018
  • Empowering people is what counts.

    Most people come to do a good day of honest work. That’s why you have to ask yourself why things go wrong. It’s not about who is the problem, but what is the problem. It’s a question of trust. Thanks to this attitude people can grow. Our motto is We grow people, our people grow flowers. That’s what’s really important. Your people are number one, not your customers.

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  • Z-Return on Development-Episode 5

  • 08.06.2018
  • D4D

    BIO, in cooperation with Kanaal Z / Canal Z, has created a series of 10 episodes around Impact Investing, called Z-Return on Development. These episodes can be watched every Thursday to Friday on Kanaal Z / Canal Z, and will be available for viewing on the BIO website after. The fifth episode featured interviews with Minister Alexander De Croo, Frédéric Pivetta (Dalberg) and Marie Polge (BIO) aired on the 7th of June on Kanaal Z / Canal Z.

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