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Dai-ichi Life, Standard Chartered, MUFG and a fourth LP have committed $137.5m to the blended finance vehicle, targeting emerging markets climate infra.
A view of New Delhi rooftops from the Jama Masjid
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund's FoF vehicle now stands at $700m and has already invested in three funds targeting green energy, affordable housing and mid-market growth in India.
Healthcare
The bank will target public health infra in developing countries where a lack of clean water makes even hand washing impossible as a preventive measure.
The Operating Principles for Impact Management, published by the IFC, set a clear common market standard for what constitutes an impact investment and addresses concerns about 'impact-washing'.
Jim Yong Kim_GIP
In his first interview since leaving the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim said private investors needed to stop thinking of emerging markets as a ‘single risk pool’.
Ashwin West, investment director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, tells us what it took to get Mali’s first independent power project to cross the finish line.
Of the private capital multilateral lenders have mobilised, only 3% has been invested in low-income countries, S&P finds.
Asia’s economic outlook remains strong – 6% GDP growth is expected in 2018 – and the region is well positioned to withstand any external shocks, the Asian Development Bank finds in its latest annual report.
The $710m vehicle will be the largest of its type in the country, according to the US energy investor, which says it has a ‘significant’ project pipeline ready for deployment.
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