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OPIC client Root Capital reaches a $100 million milestone

Congratulations to OPIC client Root Capital for reaching $100 million in active loans for the first time in its 15-year history! Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that strengthens rural livelihoods in poor,... Read more...

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Reaching the neediest: One OPIC client explains its strategy for investing in the world’s poorest and most remote communities

As a leader in Impact Investing, OPIC helps channel capital to address some of the world’s major social and environmental challenges such as access to education, healthcare and financial services. But to get that capital to the people... Read more...

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Business as a force for good: OPIC celebrates another banner year

    Simpa Networks, a new OPIC client is working to provide solar power to tens of thousands of rural Indians. OPIC this week announced fiscal year financial results showing another strong year in 2014, including $3 billion in... Read more...

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Impact Investing: More than a buzzword

This interview with OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield was featured on the Inter-American Development Bank’s Partnerships for Development blog. With all the buzz surrounding impact investing, perhaps it is best to go... Read more...

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Global Partnerships features OPIC’s perspective on impact investing

“Investing with impact was a core mission of OPIC long before the term impact investing was in vogue,” OPIC Managing Director Loren Rodwin wrote in this recent postfor Global Partnerships series, Perspectives on Impact Investing.... Read more...

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Measuring – and managing – impact investments

By Elizabeth Littlefield OPIC President and CEO A version of this blog appeared recently in Institutional Investor You can’t manage what you don’t measure. It’s such a fundamental rule of business that it hardly bears repeating in the... Read more...

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Africa rising: Survey shows dramatic improvements for investors

Africa has risen to become the second most attractive investment destination in the world, Ernst & Young’s latest Africa attractiveness survey shows. This year’s survey, which measures foreign direct investment into the continent as... Read more...

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Schwab Foundation names Bridge International Academies one of 2014’s top social entrepreneurs

    Bridge International Academies, a low-cost network of schools in Kenya that is expanding with the support of OPIC financing, has been named one of the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2014 by the Schwab Foundation... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Global Partnerships

In the efforts to support the poor in ways that will have a sustained and meaningful difference in their lives, access to finance is a common theme. Millions of people in the developing world have no formal bank account and no way to access a bank... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Medical Credit Fund

In Africa, many of the same health care clinics that serve large numbers of low and middle-income people struggle to borrow money to pay for new equipment or even basic maintenance. This limited access to finance directly impacts the delivery of... Read more...

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