FOUNT has a new vacancy for (Jr) Investment Advisor
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.
Read the full press release here.
FOUNT is looking for an Administrative Assistant!
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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
Clean Cooking Forum 2019
Clean Cooking Forum in Nairobi, Bernadette Blom moderating a panel about how to use crowdfunding to address affordability in BOP markets.
Tanvi Karambelkar, Investment Manager of the Good Fashion Fund , in podcast on sustainable fashion.
The Good Fashion Fund’s Investment Manager, Ms Tanvi Karambelkar, had the pleasure of being invited to participate in a podcast by the Sustainable Fashion Academy to discuss the financing gap in making the textile supple chain more sustainable. The key insights she stressed upon were that environmental & social challenges faced by the textile industry are not confined in a textile vacuum. There are substantial runoffs throughout society, be it environmental problems (high use of water, energy & hazardous chemicals) or grave social issues (women’s health, harassment, automation vs. loss of jobs). We have to stop looking at only apparel brands to solve these challenges. NGOs, not-for-profits, development & multilateral finance institutions and foundations need to collaborate in order to expedite changes in the textile industry, because it affects all of us, all the time. Let’s make it happen, the time is now. Click here to listen to the podcast.