Investing in a sustainable future

BIO invests in small and medium-sized enterprises, financial institutions, and infrastructure projects, contributing to socio-economic growth in developing countries.

Investing in a sustainable future
La pâtisserie, c'est comme la haute couture

Impact story

La pâtisserie, c'est comme la haute couture

BIO has invested in several funds of AfricInvest.

AfricInvest has invested in Gourmandise, a Tunisian pastry brand. Ms Radhia Kammoun is its CEO. This is her story.

Ours is a different company

Impact story

Ours is a different company

BIO has invested in the Off-Grid Solar and Financial Access Senior Debt Fund of SIMA. Asad Mahmood is the CEO and a Managing Partner of SIMA.
This is his story.

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Northern Arc India Impact Fund raises INR 650 M from BIO

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European DFIs reinforce co-financing platform with an extra EUR 680 million

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Oikocredit and Investisseurs & Partenaires, with support from lenders BIO Invest and EDFI AgriFI, invest EUR 12.2 M in Agroserv.

In numbers

In 2020, BIO’s funding supported 117,462 jobs through direct investments and an additional 158,432 through indirect investments. Altogether, they would further support more than 10 M indirect jobs, as estimated through JIM.

For direct investments, job creation reached 3,210 jobs in 2020.

Of all the BIO projects approved in 2021, 16 out of 21 qualified for the 2X Challenge – to which BIO contributed over EUR 75 M in new investment commitments over the year.

In 2020, BIO’s direct and indirect renewable energy supply corresponded to a total of 3,730,000 tonnes of CO2e avoided, which is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of 803,700 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year.

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