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08 December 2022

Islamic finance and sustainability: Green shoots but slow growth

There is a shared sense of social responsibility between sustainable and Islamic financing and, as the latter is estimated to reach $4 trillion by 2030, a union could...

01 December 2022

Cleaning up trade finance

The early stages of a project by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to target money laundering within trade and trade finance has already begun to show results. Catherine...

01 December 2022

Live webinar: A review of development finance market activity 2022

This Wednesday (30 Nov), Uxolo's director Sam McManus and Exile's head of insights and data Alfonso Olivas hosted a live webinar reviewing development finance's market...

30 November 2022
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Agriculture/food chain, Climate finance, Finance and other, Health/education programmes, IT and telecoms, Manufacturing, Mining, Renewable energy, Social infrastructure, Social projects, Traditional energy, Waste and water

Brightmore Capital’s Ndeye Thiaw on impact investing in West Africa

Ndeye Thiaw, managing partner and co-founder of Brightmore Capital explains how the investment management and advisory firm channels smart capital into businesses...

24 November 2022
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Climate finance, Traditional energy

What ETMs can and can’t do for coal-fired power retirements

The recent ACEN ETM to retire the South Luzon coal-fired plant early attracted some controversy over its use of the ETM moniker. But the deal is more promising than was...

23 November 2022
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Climate finance, Social projects

Shoptalk: Satgana and investing in climate tech startups

Satgana – which offers pre-seed and seed stage equity to startups offering technological solutions to the climate crisis in Europe and Africa – has reached first close on...

18 November 2022

Uxolo Awards 2022 and what it takes to be a winner

Size is not everything in development finance – small transactions can be as, if not more, impactful when they are pathfinders to new markets and asset classes, or...

18 November 2022
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Agriculture/food chain, Climate finance, Finance and other, Health/education programmes, IT and telecoms, Manufacturing, Mining, Renewable energy, Social infrastructure, Social projects, Traditional energy, Waste and water

BII's Ope Onibokun on how the DFI is operating in Africa & Asia

Ope Onibokun, Investment Director for Infrastructure & Climate at British International Investment (BII), discusses the similarities and differences of operating in...

17 November 2022

Mind your exits

The logic of DFI exit mobilisation theory is sound. So why isn’t it happening in a big way in Africa and what are the issues stopping the concept delivering on its...

10 November 2022

Unlocking more productivity: IFC redefines its Latin infra focus

There was a time when the IFC was all about infrastructure – especially in Latin America. Physical construction works that boosted GDP in the short-term and upgraded...

04 November 2022

Shop talk: OPEC Fund's first COP

The director-general of OPEC Fund Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa joined Uxolo for a discussion on COP27, the first COP the institution is actively participating in. The...

03 November 2022
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Traditional energy

Digging for answers to the coal-fired conundrum

Hopes are high that COP27 will be more action than words on phasing out coal-fired power. The ADB and CIF are both actively promoting coal-fired power early retirement...

27 October 2022
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Climate finance, Renewable energy

Quick to promise – slow on delivery again

COP26 featured renewed pledges to deliver on past undelivered financial promises, spawned a number of new grand support schemes and turned up the volume on calls for the...

21 October 2022

Uxolo Global 2022: Event takeaways

At its first global event, Uxolo welcomed DFIs, MDBs, commercial investors, impact investors, pensions funds, and asset managers to The Hague for a full day of...

20 October 2022
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Climate finance

Shop talk: Where’s climate finance at?

With COP27 on the horizon, Uxolo spoke to Pedro de Aragao Fernandes, analyst at Climate Policy Initiative to outline one of his co-authored reports, the Global Landscape...

13 October 2022
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Climate finance, Finance and other

Back to blue

The recent blue bond/blue loan package for Barbados is an evolution on the landmark debt-for-nature swap for Belize in 2021. The Barbados deal dispels concerns about...

03 October 2022
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Social infrastructure

Linha 6/Laranja: BNDES breaking new ground

The Sao Paulo Linha 6/Laranja scheme is a pathfinder deal that exhibits BNDES’ new mantra on infrastructure investment, turns typical financing under a DFI umbrella on...

29 September 2022

IDB Invest’s Ferreira commits to sustainable funding

IDB Invest has committed to an ambitious 40% target of ‘climate and green finance’ by 2025. Orlando Ferreira, the bank’s CFO, says that what that means in practical terms...

16 September 2022

Pent up demand for sustainable capital?

Pentagreen, a new, sustainable infrastructure-focused lending platform headed by Marat Zapparov, launched in Singapore last month. Does it have the tools to address...

15 September 2022

Crowd funding - but not as we know it

Are DFIs crowding out or hindering the private sector on deals that could have been financed without DFI/MDB direct loans? Many in the commercial market believe so and...

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