BIX raises support to C-Quest to scale-up
Innovative investment vehicle BIX Capital has provided an Impact Receivables Finance Facility to C-Quest Capital (CQC) to the amount of US$ 2.75 million. CQC is a diversified impact-investment enterprise, focused on providing the poorest communities in developing countries with clean sustainable energy supplies and technology. CQC specializes in tailor made solutions to meet their client’s carbon neutral and sustainable development objectives. The impact ambitions of CQC and BIX Capital to improve the lives of those at the base of the pyramid are highly complementary.
Read the press release BIX Capital provides additional support for C-Quest Capital to scale-up
Good Fashion Fund in 'De Dikke Blauwe'
De Dikke Blauwe is a Dutch booklet in which grand benefactors within the philanthropic, cultural and art sector are represented. The Good Fashion Fund could not be absent. The Fund aims to significantly improve a positive impact of apparel manufacturing along the Five Goods: Good Energy, Good Water, Good Materials, Good Lives and Good Economy. Read more in the article Kleding met impact.
AGRI3 Fund launches new website
September 30, 2020
The AGRI3 Fund, a partnership between UN Environment, Rabobank, Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative, has launched its new website. The ambition is to unlock at least USD 1 billion in finance towards deforestation-free, sustainable agriculture and land use. FOUNT acts as investment advisor of the AGRI3 Fund, together with Mirova Natural Capital and Cardano Development.
Good Fashion Fund welcomes Rabobank
The Good Fashion Fund welcomes Rabobank as an investor to the fund. Launched in September of 2019, Rabobank is the first senior debt investor to the fund and joins Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation) and the Mills Fabrica as co-investors in the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry.
Forbes India features Good Fashion Fund
The current processes in garment supply chains have severe negative environmental and social impacts. The Good Fashion Fund addresses this problem by implementing innovative solutions.
Director Bob Assenberg explains in an interview with Forbes India how the Good Fashion Fund works and what it hopes to achieve: “We look for at least 50 percent improvement compared to baseline for one of the three environmental elements (water, energy and materials).”
Please check out NEW report by our partner Fashion for Good on Financing the Transformation in the Fashion industry via the link below:
View the full report here.
FOUNT investment advisor for AGRI3 FUND
We are very proud to announce our investment advisor role for the AGRI3 Fund, jointly with Mirova Althelia and Cardano Development. Today the Dutch government and Rabobank announced their anchor investments in AGRI3 Fund at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The AGRI3 Fund is an unique fund that contributes to forest protection and finance sustainable agriculture at scale whilst improving rural livelihoods in emerging markets.
Please see the press release here
C&A Foundation and FOUNT call for proposals for a Developmental Evaluation of the Good Fashion Fund.
C&A foundation and FOUNT are looking for an Evaluation Team to perform a Development Evaluation of the Good Fashion Fund of which we are the Fund Manager.
Read the request for proposal here.
First affordable houses sold to Mozambican families
Nearly 8 months after cyclone Idai hit the city of Beira and destroyed approximately 70% of houses, the first batch of Mozambican families will receive the keys to their new houses in the Inhamizua community in the city of Beira. For the first time ever, low to middle income Mozambicans will be getting access to housing via a range of private sector financed housing finance schemes that are new to the Mozambican housing market. As part of an assignment for the Dutch government, FOUNT supported this project through the design of the housing finance schemes and presenting the project to Mozambican banks.
For more information on the Inhamizua affordable housing project, click here: Inhamizua affordable housing project