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02 September 2021
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IT and telecoms, Manufacturing, Social infrastructure, Traditional energy

Central America’s 21st century industrial revolution

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) is embarking on an ambitious project to bring private equity financing to fund the region’s vital...

01 September 2021
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Manufacturing, Renewable energy, Traditional energy

How the EIB aims to power Europe’s green hydrogen revolution

The European Development Bank recently signed advisory agreements with two local hydrogen associations as it looks to finance the EU’s aim to increase hydrogen to 14% of...

25 August 2021

How impact investors can finance social justice

Uxolo talks to Renee Morgan, social justice strategist at San Francisco-based impact investor Adasina Social Capital's, about how the financial markets can be used to...

18 August 2021

Blended finance: a solution to the SDG funding puzzle?

Blended finance could be a significant part of the funding solution in meeting the UN's SDGs. But to pull in private sector investment in the volume needed, and the time...

12 August 2021

Nature Based Solutions

Watch the a Mayors Roundtable Meeting discussing Nature based solutions at EBRD's Green Cities in June 2021, hosted on Uxolo's Kujenga virtual event platform.

12 August 2021
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Renewable energy, Traditional energy

Could ADB's new SDG bond accelerate Asian green infrastructure growth?

The Asian Development Bank is looking to develop 10 pilot deals for its new SDG Accelerator Bond concept by the end of 2021, and deliver the first two issuances in 2022....

05 August 2021

On the Mesoamerican Reef, a model for insuring nature’s future

A 100-mile stretch of coral reef off Mexico’s Caribbean coast is now insured just like any other valuable asset. Is this the future of conservation?

30 July 2021
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Manufacturing

Can DFIs spark a 3D-printing revolution in critical infrastructure?

Uxolo talks to the UK’s development financier, CDC Group, about a pioneering collaboration with Holcim in Malawi that has inaugurated the world’s first 3D-printed school....

23 July 2021

Blended finance: Mobilising private capital in pandemic recovery

DFIs have reacted quickly and strongly to the short-term fall-out from Covid-19 on Africa – arguably quicker and more strongly than many governments. But the longer term...

16 July 2021

Thinking outside the box: How DFIs can support refugees

The IFC and the DFC last month launched innovative financing facilities aimed at unlocking new sources of funding to address the world’s growing refugee crisis.

14 July 2021

Non-payment insurance in development finance: main takeaways from the Texel virtual event

On June 30th, insurance brokers Texel hosted a Development Finance Insurance (DevFIns) 2021 virtual event, offering a general sentiment on the private insurance market,...

08 July 2021
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Manufacturing

DFIs combine to modernise Uzbekistan's ‘horrendous’ cotton industry

The EBRD and the IFC have provided $130 million of financing for a project aimed at upgrading the equipment, practices and labour rights of an industry infamous for its...

01 July 2021

2X Challenge's Anne-Marie Lévesque, FinDev Canada and Jessica Espinoza-Trujano, DEG

In 2018 the G7 development finance institutions (DFIs) made a commitment to deploy $3 billion before the end of 2020 in emerging markets private sector investments that...

25 June 2021

How to unlock institutional investor funding for climate action

Scale, capital allocation and shareholder activism were top of the agenda as panelists at a recent Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) conference discussed the best...

24 June 2021

IDB Invest's Marisela Alvarenga, Chief of the Financial Institutions Division, on green bonds

Sam McManus, Director at Uxolo Development Finance, talks shop with Marisela Alvarenga, Chief of the Financial Institutions Division at IDB Invest, about how the...

18 June 2021
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Renewable energy, Traditional energy

‘Green’ or ‘sustainability-linked’?: How cities can finance their climate goals

At the EBRD’s Green Cities Annual Conference 2021, the European development bank’s Carel Cronenberg laid out the respective benefits and drawbacks of two key green...

11 June 2021
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Renewable energy, Traditional energy

CFLI report offers blueprint for unlocking climate finance in emerging markets

The report highlights opportunities for further public-private collaboration and pathways for policymakers to accelerate private climate finance ahead of COP26. Uxolo...

04 June 2021

Afreximbank's Kofi Asumadu Addo, Director Guarantees and Specialized Finance, on Covid 19

Sam McManus, Director at Uxolo Development Finance speaks with Kofi Asumadu Addo, Director Guarantees and Specialized Finance at Afreximbank on how after being mandated...

02 June 2021

Canadian impact fund debuts new model for financing indigenous entrepreneurs

The $150 million IGF fund—run by and for Indigenous communities—reached first close at the end of April. The innovative Canadian social impact scheme uses public sector...

27 May 2021

Climate Breakthroughs Summit Highlights Crucial Momentum for Net-Zero Emissions

UN Climate Change News, 27 May 2021 - Today, world leaders convened at the Climate Breakthroughs Summit -- a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, Mission...