Symbiotics - 2019

Press Release: Swiss private-sector development finance message for SDG capital mobilization

Wednesday 2nd, October 2019

Geneva, 2 October 2019 – Some 50 representatives from the development finance private sector have called upon Swiss financial authorities in a joint message for greater support to scale private-sector investment in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leverage the country’s position as g

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New report: Swiss Microfinance & Impact Investments Report

Wednesday 2nd, October 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Swiss Microfinance & Impact Investments Report.

This paper reviews the evolution of private-sector development finance in Switzerland from 2010 to 2018. It analyzes the contribution of Swiss managers specialized in impact investing towards the financing

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Answering five hard questions on impact bonds

Friday 20th, September 2019

Impact bonds are on the cusp of a turning point. With a 34% share of the 502 billion USD impact investing assets under management by the end of 2018, private debt is the largest asset class in impact investing. It has therefore shifted from an investment debated solely by a handful of do-good foreru

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Vincent Dufresne, Symbiotics co-founder, leaves after 15 years of commitment and entrepreneurship. He will be replaced by Sébastien Duquet in the general management.

Wednesday 5th, June 2019

Vincent Dufresne joined the firm at inception, being one of the four founders in 2005. After 15 years of successful growth and leadership in the industry, he leaves the firm conscious of the value built by the inception team and restful of the solidity of its current business model and developments.

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New report: SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2018

Monday 8th, April 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2018.

This report is the second of a unique study assessing whether, by enabling small and medium enterprise (SME) lending, the Loans for Growth (LFG) impact fund fosters job creation, employment and entrepreneurshi

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Investment up close and personal: Meet Kinara Capital’s Hardika Shah

Monday 1st, April 2019

Interview of Hardika Shah, CEO of Kinara Capital.

Kinara Capital provides financing of USD $2,000 to $20,000 to small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in India to grow and hire.

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