Gawa Capital participates in the "Careers in Sustainability, International Development and Social Impact" event at IE Business School

posted Mar 7, 2018, 1:04 AM by info rmation

 


Madrid – February 2018. Gawa Capital participated in the "Careers in Sustainability, International Development and Social Impact" event held as part of the IE Business School's "Career Fitness" program. The program aims to introduce Master students to professionals from different industries, enabling them to understand sector trends and obtain insight in to the day-to-day activities carried out in each field.

Camilla Cooke, Senior Investment Analyst at Gawa Capital, gave a presentation regarding the impact investing sector, whilst Ana Gascón (Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Coca-Cola Iberia), Borja Santos (Consultant at World Bank Group), Sam Lampert (Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors Paris Office) and Jose Luis Ruiz de Munain (Co-Founder at UnLtd Spain) also participated in the event.

GAWA Capital participates in the “Worshop for Inclusive Businesses”, organized by the “Business Observatory against Poverty”

posted Mar 4, 2018, 5:46 AM by info rmation   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 5:49 AM ]



Madrid – February 2018. Agustin Vitórica, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of GAWA Capital, participated in the “Worshop for Inclusive Businesses”, held in Madrid and Barcelona and organized by the ““Business Observatory against Poverty”, led by led by TELEFÓNICA, CAIXABANK, BBVA, SENER y ENDESA.

The objective of the workshop was to discuss the need for this type of business in Spain, as well as to present the main preliminary conclusions of the report, to be published on the coming months. It should be noted that inclusive businesses have ceased to be a proposal just for developing countries, and there is a consensus on the need to generate access and inclusion of vulnerable communities through economic activities in all geographies, as inequality persists.

The “Business Observatory against Poverty” promotes the joining of business leaders in the fight against challenges related to poverty eradication, within the framework of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.


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Fusion Microfinance raises EUR 12 million in equity from GAWA Capital, Creation Investments and Oikocredit for expansion

posted Mar 4, 2018, 4:23 AM by info rmation   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 5:16 AM ]


New Delhi – February 2018. Fusion Microfinance has risen EUR 12 million in its latest round of funding. This funding effort is framed in a global exercise that has enabled the company to raise EUR 60 million in debt from various institutional investors during the first 9 months of FY18. Fusion continues working on attracting additional funding.

According to its CEO, Fusion's ability to raise equity and debt speaks of the stability of the organisation and investor confidence which augurs well for the microfinance industry at large.


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The GIIN publishes a case study on GAWA Capital’s impact measure and management practice

posted Mar 4, 2018, 3:04 AM by info rmation   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 3:06 AM ]


New York – February 2018. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has published a case study on GAWA Capital’s impact measure and management practice: “Engaging with Evidence in Impact Measurement”.

The case describes GAWA’s methodology, from evidence requested since investment inception and due diligence through exhaustive research, to consistent performance monitoring of investees during the investment cycle, distinctive of the firm’s approach. It highlights how GAWA assesses investees’ social score at exit - validated by an external social auditor - basing profit participation on social impact.

It concludes with main challenges and future steps faced by GAWA.



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GAWA Capital participates in the “European Impact Investing Event”, organized by GIIN and UBS

posted Dec 15, 2017, 1:25 AM by info rmation   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 1:31 AM ]


Zurich – December 2017. Luca Torre, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of GAWA Capital, participated in the GIIN-UBS “European Impact Investing Event”, presenting GAWA’s funds as an alternative amongst the range of SDG-related investment products emerging in the sustainable investing marketplace.
The event was held as an intimate gathering of senior leaders from GIIN Member organizations with presence in Europe. The two-day meeting included numerous activities, including interaction with financial journalists to improve media understanding of the impact investing sector, a debate on partnering with DFIs and IFIs, a conference on additionality and market-rate impact investments, and product testing workshops.


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GIIN highlights GAWA Capital in its latest report on impact measurement best practices

posted Dec 12, 2017, 9:37 AM by info rmation   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 9:44 AM ]


New York – December 2017. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has published the report “The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice” which looks into the best practices of social and environmental impact assessment and how this affects decision-making.

GAWA Capital has been highlighted as one of the few investors providing incentives based on real impact performance, applying 25 metrics related to the Smart Campaign’s Client Protection Principles in its scoring system.


Click here to read the full report.

GAWA Capital participates in Kinara’s capital round, amounting to USD 14.5 million

posted Nov 13, 2017, 9:09 AM by info rmation   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 9:41 AM ]

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New Delhi – November 2017. Kinara Capital raises USD 14.5 million in Series C funding from multiple investors, including the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Patamar Capital, Gaja Capital and GAWA Capital. The funds will be deployed to expand product portfolio and increase investment in technology, further serving Indian MSMEs.


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Acceso Crediticio secures USD 14 million in financing, backed by GAWA Capital and Triodos Bank

posted Nov 13, 2017, 9:06 AM by info rmation   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 9:41 AM ]

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Lima – October 2017. Edpyme Acceso Crediticio S.A. secured USD 14 million in financing from GAWA Capital Partners' "Global Financial Inclusion Fund", and from Triodos Bank's "Triodos SICAV II – Triodos Microfinance Fund" and "Triodos Custody B.V.". 


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Gawa Capital participates in the Annual Event of Spainsif.

posted Nov 10, 2017, 3:00 AM by Pilar Larios

Madrid – October 2017-.Luca Torre, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of GAWA Capital participated as a speaker of the eighth annual event of the Sustainable Investment Forum (Spainsif) attended by more than 200 representatives of financial institutions, insurers, asset managers, SRI service providers, universities, business schools, non-profit organizations and trade unions.


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Gawa Capital participates in the CEO Summit, the meeting on global trends for managers.

posted Nov 10, 2017, 2:58 AM by Pilar Larios   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 3:39 AM ]

Segovia – October 2017-.Agustín Vitórica, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of GAWA Capital participated in the last CEO Summit, a unique platform that has brought together great business leaders, politicians and renowned experts.

The CEO Club, whose objective is to connect the most important social leaders for knowledge exchange, has organized the CEO Summit for the 4th, 5th and 6th of October at the Parador Nacional de la Granja in Segovia. The central theme for the event was ‘Restoring Value’.


Click here to view the conference webpage.

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