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.
Impact investing deserves our best effort
BIO is an equity investor in the EDFI Management Company.
Dr. Rodrigo Madrazo García de Lomana is its CEO. This is his story.
I started again from scratch
Ms Sibyl Chalupa is the head of the company DPXL in Kinshasa.
DPXL has received financing from the African Rivers Fund, a private equity fund focussing on SMEs in Central Africa, in which BIO is an investor. ARF is managed by XSML.
This is her story.
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.