Macquarie’s agri platform receives $79m from Australia’s Clean Energy Finance

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CEFC has committed the investment as part of its efforts to promote clean energy farming in the country.

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Japan should utilise dormant bank accounts for ‘impact investment’, says GSG chief

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Laws covering Japanese utilization of dormant account funds for social causes were enacted in December 2016 and will come into effect by mid-2018.


Global Steering Group plans two India-focussed impact funds of $1b each

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The twin funds are aimed at providing social enterprise initiatives in India greater access to investment capital.


IFC considers extending $38m loan to China’s Shandong Yingcai University

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IFC said, its investment in Shandong Yingcai University is expected to increase access to quality tertiary education in China


India: IFC likely to invest $15m in Faering Capital’s new $200m vehicle

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Faering Capital Evolving Fund III is focused on providing growth capital to mid-market companies in India across consumption themes.


IFC plans to extend $1b emerging markets trade finance facility to StanChart

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IFC and Standard Chartered will share the risk of the portfolio on a 50-50 percent basis.


Exclusive: US-based impact investor Village Capital eyes Asia expansion this year

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It currently invests out of a global $17.7m fund. In India, it has 17 investments and 3 exits.


India: Karma Primary Healthcare raises funds from 1Crowd, others

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The round also saw participation from existing investors Ankur Capital, Beyond Capital Fund and Ennovent.


IFC to support Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs through $15m loan

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The five-year $15-million senior loan will support SFCL’s lending to women micro, small, and medium-sized (MSME) entrepreneurs.


IIX Growth Fund backs Green Enterprises Indonesia in first investment

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GEI is a producer of high-quality organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and coconut products on Simeulue Island.