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Case Study 20

A Singapore based International, Diversified, Integrated Agro Supply Chain Manager, aspired for sustainable profit growth in key value chains, by investing in value accretive processing assets across Africa and Asia. Its inaugural impact-linked investment – a state-of-the-art Cashew Processing Plant in Ivory Coast, aimed at maximising shareholder value, with full Social, Economic and Environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Blend Finance was their preferred deal advisor. Our expertise secured sustainability linked credit facilities of USD 20 Million, backed by two leading Impact Financiers, from our enduring lender network. The project is expected to create 2,000 new jobs of which approximately 80% will be for women – fulfilling the 2X challenge. It is also expected to generate income opportunities for 10,000 small-holders. With raw cashew slated to be sourced directly from local small farmers, there will be the added advantage of promoting sustainability and traceability in the cashew supply chain.

Blend’s commitment to impact-linked financing is fortified with sector agnostic mandates of USD 1.1 Billion across emerging and frontier markets – Financing strategies that advocate equal opportunities, safety, women empowerment, community and livelihood enhancement, job creation, inclusive growth, and environmental protection.

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