BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager. As a pioneering impact investor, they are dedicated to generating lasting positive impact for communities and the environment, while providing attractive returns to investors.
BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide. Since then, the company has evolved into a leading global impact investment manager, connecting millions of entrepreneurs in emerging and frontier markets with investors. Their aim is to make impact investment solutions accessible to all and to advance the conscious use of capital which benefits society and the environment. As a professional investment manager and expert in innovative blended finance mandates, BlueOrchard is a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions. They are a member of the Schroders Group.
BlueOrchard has invested to date over USD 7 billion across more than 80 countries. 211mn people with low income in emerging and frontier markets received access to financial and related services with the support of BlueOrchard as of March 2020.
The BlueOrchard Academy was established to share BlueOrchard’s unique expertise in the field of impact investing and to broaden the understanding of our efforts to reduce poverty around the world.
The Academy is an enabler for students, academic researchers and individuals who are eager to know more about the field of impact investment. The goal of the Academy is to provide knowledge, educational engagement and access to research and job opportunities. The Academy is further committed in developing BlueOrchard’s employees, partners and investors by means of continuous learning and education.