You'll never make the world sustainable with only public money

You'll never make the world sustainable with only public money

Financial return is worth twice as much if it also helps the world move forward. The Belgian government and business world collect 50 million euros for sustainable investments in the African and Asian private sector. "Investing is better than giving," says driving force Alexander De Croo, Minister of Development Cooperation. "You will only see a return on your investment if it has really made a difference."

An article has been published in Trends about the first closing of the SDG Frontier Fund.

SDG Frontier Fund

  • Equity € 6,330,000.00 (2020)
    Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Equity € 2,000,000.00 (2021)
    Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

  • Equity € 2,000,000.00 (2021)
    Asia, India

  • Equity € 2,000,000.00 (2020)
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  • Equity € 1,500,000.00 (2020)
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda

  • Equity € 2,000,000.00 (2020)
    Asia, Vietnam

  • Equity € 2,000,000.00 (2020)
    Asia, Bangladesh, India

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