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
You have to pay money back

Impact story

You have to pay money back

BIO has invested in EFC Uganda, a microfinance deposit-taking institution, both directly and through Africinvest Financial Sector.

Caroline Cherotic is one of EFC Uganda’s many clients. This is her story.

Vaccines can be produced in Africa

Impact story

Vaccines can be produced in Africa

BIO has invested in African Rivers Fund I and III, managed by XSML.

Jarl Heijstee is the co-founder and managing partner of XSML. This is his story.

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Belgian impact fund backs the entrepreneurial spirit on the Indian countryside

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BIO has launched its first African office in Abidjan which is now open for business

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BIO’s investment in Maple Etanol SRL

In numbers

Companies directly financed by BIO in 2019 employ 108,752 people and support an additional 2.1 million jobs.

Indirectly financed companies employ an additional 131,787 people and support an additional 1 million jobs.

Out of the 240,539 people employed by directly and indirectly financed companies, 83,697 are women - that's 1 in 3.

In 2019, over a million tonnes of CO2eq – about the emissions of driving 6 billion kilometres with a diesel car – were avoided through direct investments in renewable energy, with an additional half a million through indirect investments

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