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.
BIO has invested in the Fairtrade Access Fund and is one of the donors of its Technical Assistance Facility (TAF FAF).
The Fairtrade Access Fund has invested in Soprocopiv, a coffee cooperative in Kivu, in the DRC, and has, likewise, supported them through a Technical Assistance Facility.
Judith Kahindo Katavali works as a technical supervisor of agronomists for Soprocopiv. Kambale Bonane Blessing owns a coffee plantation and is one of the members of Soprocopiv. This is their story.
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