Meloy Fund closes Indonesia, PH-focused impact investment vehicle at $22m

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The Meloy Fund seeks to invest in fishing and seafood-related enterprises in Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Jeff Bezos launches $2b fund to help homeless, create network of non-profit preschools

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With a personal fortune of $163.8 billion, the Amazon.com Inc. CEO had previously been largely invisible in the world of philanthropy.


Philanthropic foundations launch $11m impact bonds to improve education in India

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The fund size will be doubled in the coming days to improve the education outcome of 300,000 students in Delhi and Gujarat.


Swiss impact investor BlueOrchard invests $4.7m in Satya MicroCapital

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The funding has been raised equally from two BlueOrchard managed funds – Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) and the Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund.


Singapore’s IIX, SK’s KOICA commit $1.2m to back high-impact enterprises in Asia

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It targets 18 early-stage enterprises across 12 countries in South and Southeast Asia with the aim to impact the lives of 8 million people.


Vietnam Digest: JPMorgan lends $50m to LienVietPostBank; SK’s Hyosung to invest $1.2b

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LienVietPostBank has the largest network among joint-stock commercial banks, with 200 branches and 1,000 transaction offices


India: EESL to get $220m from World Bank arm IBRD for green projects

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The move is expected to help India’s efforts towards becoming a low-carbon economy


Rockefeller Foundation to invest $20m to light up rural India

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The U.S.-based foundation has raised an additional $32 million in debt over the last 18 months.


IFC mulls investing up to $115m in equity, debt facility in Nepal’s mega hydel project

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IFC, through IFC InfraVentures, is a 15% shareholder in project developer Nepal Water & Energy Development Company.


IFC proposes up to $13m investment in impact investor Capria’s $100m fund

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The $100-million Capria Fund plans to invest capital in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South/South-East Asia and Latin America in areas such as agriculture, food security, healthcare, and education.