In trying to conciliate our aspirations with the harsh reality, BIO is confronted with dilemmas almost every day, especially concerning the environmental, social and governance aspects of investments.
BIO has invested USD 7 M in equity in Agri-Vie II, a specialized food & agribusiness investment fund active in Sub-Sahara Africa. They have invested in Marginpar Group. Mr Richard Fernandes is the CEO of Marginpar Group, formerly Kariki. This is his story.
In 2019, BIO invested € 3 M in the Fairtrade Access Fund. Fallon Casper is Incofin's Head of Debt – AgroFinance & Food and is closely involved in its operations.
This is her story.
In 2008, BIO invested USD 5 M in Ventureast. Sarath Naru is its founder and managing partner.
This is his story.
Maximilien started at BIO as an Investment Officer in 2016. In September 2019, Maximilien moved to Abidjan as BIO’s new regional liaison officer in Abidjan.
BIO has given 2 loans to La Laiterie du Berger, totalling € 2.8 M.
Mr Bagoré Bathily is the founder and CEO of the company. This is his story.
BIO has given 2 loans of USD 4 M to FDL, a Nicaraguan MFI.
Mr Julio Flores Coca is the Vice President of FDL. This is his story
BIO made a USD 5 M investment in ARF / XSML, an SME mezzanine fund active in Central Africa.
Mr Norman Batuma got a loan from XSML. This is his story.
BIO gave a USD 2 M loan to Babban Gona, a large scale smallholder farmers’ platform in northern Nigeria.
Mr Kola Masha is the founder of the company. This is his story.