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Newsletter Triodos Emerging Markets

The latest news about our activities as an investor in Emerging Markets

The articles below highlight our recent activities as an investor in Emerging Markets. If you would like to receive a regular update on our Emerging Markets activities, please register now to receive our free Triodos Emerging Markets e-zine.

Triodos Investment Management’s newest equity stake in India

10-08-2016 | Triodos Fair Share Fund and Triodos Microfinance Fund have taken a 14.91% equity stake in Intellegrow in India.  Read more

Orb Energy - part of IntelleGrow's portfolio

Agricultural lenders report USD 600 million in credit reaching 2 million farmers

13-07-2016 | Members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) today announced that they provided USD 597 million in loans to 672 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 66 countries during 2015.  Read more

Our expertise in Fair Trade

Meet and connect

21-04-2016 | Meet and connect with us at one of the international events that we will attend in the coming months.  Read more

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Our impact in Emerging Markets in 2015

14-04-2016 | Facts, figures and our approach to impact investing in sustainable trade and inclusive finance  Read more

Know where your money goes Project: Oost Timor

Cooperativa Norandino: securing coffee farmers’ income

12-04-2016 | Long- and short-term finance from Triodos funds secures enduring income for small-scale farmers and sets an example for eco-friendly coffee plantation renovation.  Read more

Equity expansion in Latin America

29-01-2016 | Triodos Investment Management takes 12% stake in BancoSol, Bolivia.  Read more

Including the excluded

09-10-2015 | Dirk Elsen, Director of Emerging Markets: 'Access to finance offers a lifeline to millions of people enabling them to better manage their daily life, cope with unexpected difficulties, fulfill aspirations and plan for the future.'  Read more

Dirk Elsen - Director Emerging Markets Triodos Investment Management

Paving the way for renewable energy in emerging markets

03-07-2015 | Dirk Elsen, Director of Emerging Markets: 'Access to finance and energy is an important prerequisite for further social and economic development.'  Read more

Dirk Elsen

A greater impact with Promerica

19-06-2015 | Triodos Microfinance Fund and Triodos Fair Share Fund, funds managed by Triodos Investment Management, together with Dutch development bank, FMO and German development bank, DEG, have made a debt investment in Promerica Financial Corporation (Promerica Group).  Read more

Our expertise in Microfinance

Our impact in Emerging Markets in 2014

20-05-2015 | Facts, figures and our approach to impact investing in sustainable trade and inclusive finance  Read more

Know where your money goes Project: Oost Timor

New Additions in Emerging Markets

06-05-2015 | During the first quarter of 2015, Emerging Markets added 2 equity investments – Dawn Microfinance (Myanmar) and Kompanion (Kyrgyzstan) and 1 debt investment – Janalakshmi Financial Services Private Limited (India).  Read more

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Evaluating the latest microfinance impact studies

30-04-2015 | Microfinance is not the 'silver bullet' but one of many elements that contribute to micro and macro economic health. By Dirk Elsen, Director Emerging Markets.  Read more

Dirk Elsen

The business case for Central Asia

30-04-2015 | In the past 6 months, Triodos Investment Management has taken equity stakes in three different institutions in Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan).  Read more

Investing in Myanmar

28-04-2015 | Triodos Fair Share Fund, Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation, and Triodos Microfinance Fund expand to Myanmar.  Read more

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Contributing to Paraguay’s sustainable sesame market

17-03-2015 | Paraguay exports approximately 25,000 MT of sesame per year and is the largest sesame exporter in South America.  Read more

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Connecting rice and cocoa farmers to world markets

23-02-2015 | Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund expands trade finance portfolio in Thailand and Uganda.  Read more

Sustainability assessment 2.0

23-02-2015 | Proper measurement and reporting that truly reflect our sustainability approach leads to the best results.  Read more

Dirk Elsen

A growing portfolio in Africa

23-02-2015 | EFC and Enda are new in our African portfolio.  Read more

Equity expansion in Central Asia.

17-02-2015 | Triodos Fair Share Fund and Triodos Microfinance Fund take a stake in Kompanion Financial Group.  Read more

Co-ownership in Kazakhstan

12-02-2015 | Close alignment between Triodos Investment Management and KMF LLC leads to co-ownership.  Read more

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Janalakshmi to expand further into untapped market

02-02-2015 | A joint loan will aid one of the largest MFIs in India to expand further.  Read more

Janalakshmi

New expansions in Emerging Markets

16-01-2015 | We have added nine new investments to our Emerging Markets portfolio.  Read more

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Triodos Investment Management completes sale of equity stake in K-REP Bank, Kenya

27-11-2014 | Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation, managed by Triodos Investment Management, has been a founding shareholder with an active role at board level since 2000.  Read more

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New members Emerging Markets team

13-11-2014 | Aniek Sarneel, Paulien Peet, Tatiana Kalinina, Olivier Deiters and Alina Pavlova have recently joined our Emerging Markets team.  Read more

New members of our Emerging Markets team

Oils from Paraguay

13-11-2014 | Trade finance from Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund to Prorganica in Paraguay connects 250 small-scale farmers to international markets.  Read more

Prorganica in Paraguay

Sparking developments with renewable energy

11-11-2014 | Dirk Elsen, Director of Emerging Markets: 'Access to renewable energy - wind, solar, biomass or hydropower - very directly impacts the daily lives of people' '  Read more

Dirk Elsen

First equity investment in the Caucasus

04-11-2014 | Triodos Microfinance Fund and Triodos Fair Share Fund take 18.8% equity stake in Credo, Georgia's leading microfinance institution  Read more

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Hivos-Triodos Fund first international lender for IntelleGrow in India

28-10-2014 | IntelleGrow provides customized debt finance to small and growing businesses focused on clean energy, agriculture, education, healthcare, water & sanitation and financial inclusion.  Read more

Orb Energy - part of IntelleGrow's portfolio

Triodos Bank signs Charter for sustainable development partnerships

02-10-2014 | Triodos Bank has signed a Charter that highlights the role of public and private sector partnerships in stimulating global sustainable development in the post-2015 development agenda.  Read more

Our expertise in Sustainable Banking

Additions to our Emerging Markets portfolio

29-09-2014 | EDPYME Alternativa in Peru, Banco Itapua In Paraguay, AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria, MicrCred Ivory Coast, and Utkarsh Microfinance in india are new in our Emerging Markets portfolio.  Read more

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First equity investment in Central Asia

04-09-2014 | Triodos Investment Management takes equity stake in microfinance institution Arvand in Tajikistan  Read more

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Additions to our Emerging Markets portfolio

23-07-2014 | Fundación FACES and Banco Pichincha in Ecuador, and EMFIL in India are new in our Emerging Markets portfolio.  Read more

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Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund expands trade finance portfolio in India, Mexico and Peru

23-07-2014 | New additions: Serendimenthe (mint), Jugos Alamo (citrus) and Sol & Café (coffee)  Read more

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Triodos Investment Management completes sale of 11.8% equity stake in Mibanco, Peru

09-07-2014 | Funds under management of Triodos Investment Management have sold their 11.8% equity stake in Mibanco in Peru to Financiera Edyficar, a Peruvian microfinance institution owned by Credicorp Ltd.  Read more

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New members Emerging Markets team

15-05-2014 | Varvara Maslova and Judith Santbergen have recently joined our Emerging Markets team. The Portfolio Administration team welcomed Samira Helmy and Wendy Tijhuis.  Read more

New members of our Emerging Markets team

Our approach to responsible exits

14-05-2014 | Dirk Elsen, Director of Emerging Markets: 'How to make a responsible exit from an institution in which we have invested over the years, in some cases a decade?’  Read more

Dirk Elsen

Our portfolio in inclusive finance at a glance

22-04-2014 | Facts and figures of our portfolio in inclusive finance.  Read more

One of the clients of FUNDEA in Guatemala

Our impact in Emerging Markets in 2013

22-04-2014 | Facts, figures and our approach to impact investing in sustainable trade and inclusive finance  Read more

Know where your money goes Project: Oost Timor

Catalysing access to finance for smallholder farmers

11-04-2014 | Triodos Investment Management founding member of Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance  Read more

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Additions to our Emerging Markets portfolio

23-01-2014 | Advans Banque Congo, Grameen Kota in India, KOMIDA in Indonesia and Vitas Jordan are new in our Emerging Markets portfolio.  Read more

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Capital and channels – Emerging markets workshop

08-11-2013 | Triodos Investment Management organised the ninth annual workshop for its partners in inclusive finance. Board members and top management from our partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America engaged in lively debates.  Read more

Participants Emerging markets workshop 2013

Speculative capital disrupts food chains

08-11-2013 | The consequences of speculative capital can be disastrous for the world's poorest citizens. 'This trend must stop', argues Triodos Senior Investment Officer Koert Jansen in Dutch Internationale Spectator.  Read more

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Michaël van den Berg new team member

08-11-2013 | Michaël van den Berg joins our Emerging Markets team as Fund Manager for Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund.  Read more

Michaël van den Berg joins Emerging Markets team

Triodos Emerging Markets: 20 years of insights

14-10-2013 | Meet and connect with CEOs from financial institutions across the globe. For professional investors only.  Read more

Our expertise in Microfinance

Emerging Markets expands portfolio in India, Tajikistan and Tanzania

24-07-2013 | Vistaar Financial Services, Bank Eskhata and AccessBank Tanzania are new additions to the Emerging Markets portfolio  Read more

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Responsible pricing and balanced returns - How much is enough?

13-06-2013 | Dirk Elsen, Director of Emerging Markets: 'Making too much profit is not responsible practice. I’m sure that all players in the inclusive finance sector agree with that. But how much profit is enough?'  Read more

Dirk Elsen

Triodos Investment Management supports G8 effort to catalyse impact investing

10-06-2013 | 'It is encouraging that impact investment is a subject for discussion among G8 leaders because they have a vital role to play in accelerating thinking and doing in this area.’  Read more

Our expertise in Sustainable Banking

New members Emerging Markets team

06-06-2013 | Eliane Augareils, Berg De Bleecker, Arvind Kodikal, Marnix Dek, Roelie Schouwenaar and Bianca Meppelink have recently joined our Emerging Markets team.  Read more

New members of our Emerging Markets team

Cooperative spirit in Peru

06-06-2013 | 1,900 smallholder farmers in the north of Peru form the solid basis for coffee cooperative Cenfrocafe. Trade finance from Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund connects them to world markets.  Read more

Our expertise in Sustainable Trade

Boosting social enterprises in India

16-04-2013 | Recently launched Caspian Impact Investments promotes the growth of social enterprises in India. Triodos-Doen and Hivos-Triodos Fund are among the founding shareholders.  Read more

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Client protection

12-03-2013 | 'Enormous progress has been made in recent years on calling attention to the importance of client protection but we must make us guard against any one-size-fits-all approach', says Dirk Elsen, Director Emerging Markets.  Read more

Dirk Elsen

Catalysing agricultural finance

12-03-2013 | Hivos and Triodos Investment Management partner together to expand agricultural finance in developing countries  Read more

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Our impact in Emerging Markets in 2012

01-03-2013 | Facts, figures and our approach to impact investing in sustainable trade and inclusive finance  Read more

Know where your money goes Project: Oost Timor

Emerging Markets expands portfolio in Kyrgyzstan

12-02-2013 | FINCA Kyrgyzstan and The First Micro Credit Company are new additions to the Emerging Markets portfolio in Kyrgyzstan.  Read more

One of the clients of FINCA Kyrgyzstan

Additions to our Emerging Markets portfolio

23-11-2012 | ASDIR in Guatemala, FACES in Ecuador, CREDINKA in Peru, Agora Microfinance Zambia and Ugafode Microfinance Limited in Uganda are new in our Emerging Markets portfolio.  Read more

Pricila Morales Ortiz - client of ASDIR in Guatemala

Reaching 117,294 farmers worldwide

20-11-2012 | Over 100,000 smallholder farmers worldwide sold their harvest to organisations that benefitted from trade finance from the Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund in 2011. Find out more about other key stats.  Read more

Sustainable cocoa from the Dominican Republic

Emerging Markets equity deals

16-11-2012 | The sale of the equity stake in XacBank is a landmark in our long-term relationship with the Mongolian institution. New is our equity investment in FINCA Microfinance Holding Company.  Read more

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Annual Reports 2011: Emerging Markets

01-08-2012 | Facts, figures and our approach to impact investing in microfinance and sustainable trade in our Annual Reports for 2011.  Read more

Annual Reports 2011: Emerging Markets

Additions to our Emerging Markets portfolio

01-08-2012 | Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund has added a new product to its trade finance portfolio: honey from Ethiopia, while FUNDEA in Guatemala, Microfinanzas Arariwa in Peru, Microcred Microfinance Bank Nigeria Limited and FINCA Zambia are new in our microfinance portfolio.  Read more

Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund adds new product to its trade finance portfolio: honey from Ethiopia

New innovative deal: eco-friendly renovation of coffee plantation

01-08-2012 | Long-term finance from Hivos-Triodos Fund granted to Aldea Global in Nicaragua.  Read more

Innovative deal: eco-friendly renovation of coffee plantation

New members of our Emerging Markets team

31-07-2012 | Lionel Dieu, Farah Chams, Karel Nierop and Caspar Sprokel have joined our microfinance investment team  Read more

New members of our Emerging Markets team

New board membership

02-07-2012 | Marilou van Golstein Brouwers joins the Board of Directors of the Global Impact Investing Network  Read more

Marilou van Golstein Brouwers, Managing Director Triodos Investment Management

Be connected with Upsides

26-06-2012 | An online magazine about the world of responsible finance and sustainable development in emerging markets.  Read more

Onling magazine Upsides.com - responsbile finance and sustainable development in emerging markets

Considerable growth for the Emerging Markets activities in 2011

30-03-2012 | Our assets under management increased by 39% to EUR 390 million and we continued to grow our impact by investing in financial institutions that focus on underserved people and regions.  Read more

Our expertise in Sustainable Trade

Hivos-Triodos Fund equity investor in EcoEnterprises Fund II

29-03-2012 | EcoEnterprises Fund II provides long-term risk capital to sustainable SME enterprises in Latin America that support livelihoods, mitigate climate change and protect environmental services.  Read more

Hivos-Triodos Fund equity investor in EcoEnterprise Fund II

Triodos Investment Management co-investment manager for Isis Fund launched by Women’s World Banking

07-03-2012 | The fund will hold minority equity stakes in women-focused microfinance institutions. First first closing reached for USD 30 million.  Read more

Our expertise in Microfinance

Triodos Bank and FMO launch online magazine Upsides.com

31-01-2012 | An online magazine about the world of responsible finance and sustainable development in emerging markets.  Read more

Onling magazine Upsides.com - responsbile finance and sustainable development in emerging markets

Dirk Elsen joins Triodos Investment Management as Director Emerging Markets

31-01-2012 | In this new position at Triodos Investment Management Dirk Elsen will lead and strengthen our impact investments in emerging markets.  Read more

Dirk Elsen - Director Emerging Markets Triodos Investment Management

Meet us at the Foromic in San José, Costa Rica

03-10-2011 | The Foromic is the principal venue for topics related to micro and small enterprise development and finance in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Read more

meet us at the Foromic in Costa Rica

See who we finance

30-09-2011 | Recent additions to our portfolio brings our assets under management in microfinance to around EUR 300 million, with reaching a total of 91 MFIs in 44 countries across five continents.  Read more

One of the clients of Arvand in Tajikistan

Reaching 116,272 farmers worldwide

30-09-2011 | Over 100,000 smallholder farmers worldwide sold their harvest to organisations that benefitted from trade finance from the Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund in 2010. Find out more about other key stats in the fund’s first Impact Report.  Read more

Reaching 116,272 farmers worldwide

Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance launched

27-01-2011 | The Principles help shape an inclusive financial services industry that keeps the interests of its low income clients at its core. Triodos Investment Management is among the first signatories.  Read more

Launch Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance

Study on over-indebtedness in the microfinance sector

17-01-2011 | The study is a first important step to come towards an early warning index of over-indebtedness in the microfinance sector.  Read more

New in our microfinance portfolio

05-01-2011 | New in our portfolio: Emprenda in Argentina, MicroCred Senegal, Delta Brac Housing in Bangladesh, Tuba Rai Metin in East Timor, CrediTuyo in Mexico, AzerCredit in Azerbaijan, Arvand in Tajikistan, Grooming Centre in Nigeria en Banco Ademi in the Dominican Republic.  Read more

One of the clients of Banco Ademi in the Dominican Republic

Award CGAP

15-10-2010 | Triodos Investment Management receives the Award for its outstanding achievement in its integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives.  Read more

Our expertise in Microfinance

Strategy, Stakeholders and SMEs

14-10-2010 | The themes of this year's microfinance workshop were Stakeholder Strategy and Strategic Differentiation by Financing SMEs.  Read more

A lively and interactive microfinance workshop

Triodos Microfinance Fund obtains LuxFLAG Microfinance Label

06-10-2010 | The label promotes the raising of capital in microfinance by reassuring investors that the MIV really invests in microfinance.  Read more

Norwegian NMI Global Fund invests in Triodos Microfinance Fund

08-07-2010 | NMI Global Fund today announced an investment of EUR 4 million in Triodos Microfinance Fund, to bolster a further sustainable growth in microfinance.  Read more