Reception 18 January 2024

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Reception 18 January 2024

12-02-2024

On the 18th of January, BIO organised a reception as a celebration of the New Year, the first edition of the Ubora Prize, and the handover of the position of CEO of BIO of Luuk Zonneveld to Joris Totté.

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IFC and SIMA Launch Solar Green Bond for Small and Medium Solar Developers in Africa

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IFC and SIMA Launch Solar Green Bond for Small and Medium Solar Developers in Africa

07-02-2024

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with Social Investment Managers and Advisors LLC (SIMA Funds or SIMA) and other financiers have reached the first close of the $150 million SIMA Commercial & Industrial Solar Green Bond, which will finance small-scale productive-use solar projects throughout Africa.

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Publication of BIO's first digital Development and Sustainability Report

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Publication of BIO's first digital Development and Sustainability Report

25-09-2023

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO) announces the publication of its first-ever digital edition of its Development and Sustainability Report.

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BIO announces new CEO

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BIO announces new CEO

06-09-2023

The Board of Directors of the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joris Totté as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective as of March 1st, 2024. This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for BIO as it continues its mission of fostering sustainable development and economic growth in emerging markets.

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BIO and EDFI AgriFI invest EUR 6 M in gebana Faso

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BIO and EDFI AgriFI invest EUR 6 M in gebana Faso

05-09-2023

BIO, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries, and EDFI AgriFI, the EU-funded Agriculture Financing Initiative, have proudly announced their co-investment of a total of EUR 6 million in gebana Faso (GFA), a pivotal step towards enhancing integrated and sustainable food supply chains in the region.

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Congratulations to Kampani with its investment in Soprocopiv

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Congratulations to Kampani with its investment in Soprocopiv

01-09-2023

BIO sincerely congratulates its colleagues at Kampani with its 500K investment, sourced by BIO, in Soprocopiv, a coffee cooperative in Butembe (North Kivu, DRC), .

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USD 15 M loan to AMK

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USD 15 M loan to AMK

03-07-2023

BIO commits a USD 15 million subordinated loan to Angkor Mikroheranhvatho Kampuchea Co., Ltd

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BIO's response to the articles published by CNCD 11.11.11 on BIO's investment in PHC (Feronia)

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BIO's response to the articles published by CNCD 11.11.11 on BIO's investment in PHC (Feronia)

15-03-2023

On 13 March 2023, CNCD-11.11.11, the umbrella organisation for French-speaking NGOs in Belgium, published two articles on BIO’s investment in Plantations et Huileries du Congo. The article give CNCD 11.11.11’s interpretation of BIO’s investment cycle in this project, from approval to exit. On several essential items, BIO’s perspective differs from CNCD 11.11.11’s interpretation.

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