UNCDF – The SDG500 Platform Investment Opportunity

SDG500 is a groundbreaking impact investment platform dedicated to financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The platform’s objective is to raise USD$500 million for six funds to invest in hundreds of businesses in emerging and frontier markets.

SDG500 was launched by a coalition of partners including United Nations Capital Development Fund (CDF), International Trade Centre (ITC), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Stop TB Partnership, Smart Africa, CARE USA and impact asset manager Bamboo Capital Partners. Each partner is associated to a specific fund where it brings its deep expertise and extensive presence in the field.

SDG500 offers an exposure to six impact funds targeting businesses in the agriculture, finance, energy, education, and healthcare sectors in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and Pacific regions. The funds will use either debt or equity to bridge the missing middle financing gap between seed and growth stage for businesses in emerging and frontier markets.

Managed by Bamboo Capital Partners, the six funds provide a diversified, first loss protected, sizeable impact investment opportunity at scale to private investors.

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