We focus our investments on business areas where responsible business can affect social change.
Infrastructure & Technology Enabled Services (TES)
Blue like an Orange aims to support the development of sustainable infrastructure by investing in high quality information technology, affordable, clean and reliable energy, sanitation, and transport, especially to those who are currently operating with limited or no access. These investments will not only develop infrastructure but will also support quality employment for people in the surrounding communities and thus support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6, 7, 8,9 and 11.
Blue like an Orange aims also to support Technology Enabled Services by financing companies providing tech enabled services such as ride-hailing, consumer goods transportation, and networks infrastructure, including data and voice services providers.
Access to Finance
Access to safe, transparent, convenient and affordable banking and finance is critical to building a business of any size, and in most developing countries access to capital is extremely limited. Blue like an Orange invests in organizations that meet these standards and seek to provide capital and banking services to unbanked or underbanked customers.
Blue like an Orange investees are working to empower their customers by offering equal rights to control their own economic resources in a bid to reduce poverty (SDG 1).
Social infrastructure and agriculture
Education: Providing every child access to education could boost GDP by an average of 28% per year in lower-income countries. Parents at every socio-economic level in developing countries have demonstrated a willingness to dedicate a significant amount of income to educating their children. Blue like an Orange seeks to support traditional and innovative education models to reach a greater segment of the population, and also puts a strong emphasis on vocational training and workforce readiness. Blue like an Orange hopes to enable inclusive and equitable quality education in support of SDG 4.
Health: Investing in health ensures individuals and economies can reach their full productive potential and is a rapidly growing sector in developing countries. Blue like an Orange seeks to capitalize companies that contribute to consistent improvements to population health to promote well-being for all ages in support of SDG 3.
Agriculture: Ending hunger and ensuring sustainable and secure food production is essential to economic growth, employment and national security. Blue like an Orange aims to invest in companies that promote improved livelihoods for farm owners and workers, and provide access to more efficient markets, sustainable technology, inputs and processing equipment, and capacity building and technical education (SDG 2).