Our impact

BIO invests directly and indirectly in SMEs in developing countries and makes a structural contribution to the socio-economic growth of those host countries.

Our impact
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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BIO Development Goals

BIO Development Goals

BIO uses its ex-ante development assessment tool to structure and document the development rationale of any given investment. This is done by judging how the investment will score on the BIO Development Goals (BDGs).

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Environmental & Social Management

Environmental & Social Management

We aim to have a positive impact on the local communities where it invests, including through decent and safe working conditions, respect of human rights and environmental sustainability. While investments may bring such positive outcomes, they may also have adverse environmental or social effects if not properly managed.

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Our Carbon Footprint

Our carbon footprint

Every year, an independent consultant tallies BIO’s own CO2 emissions (office heating, air travel, paper usage, etc).

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External Evaluation

External Evaluation

Every year, BIO commissions an external evaluation of at least five of its on-going or completed investment projects to gain insight into these investments' development effects and effectiveness, and implement the conclusions into our work. You can find the summaries and the management responses to the reports here.

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