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Sarona Asset Management – a newly Certified B Corporation

Sarona Asset Management proudly announces that it has officially joined the growing international community of Certified B (benefit) Corporations. B Corporations represent a new breed of company which uses business solutions to address social and environmental problems – views Sarona… Read more

Capitalizing on Growth: Private equity in Emerging Asia Pacific

From China to Thailand and Indonesia, governments are committed to increasing living standards and reducing their reliance on exports. Large populations, growing incomes and urbanization are contributing to driving an economic transformation that will create opportunities for PE investors. There… Read more

Sarona Asset Management named to ImpactAssets Global 50

Sarona Asset Management has today been named to the ImpactAssets 50 – a global index of the top 50 private investment managers that deliver social and environmental value in addition to financial returns. Sarona was recognized for its success in… Read more

Africa: Ripe for reappraisal

Sir Bob Geldof’s latest incarnation says something about Africa’s changing place in the world. Not for the first time, the Irish rock star turned campaigner for aid and debt relief in Africa has been seeking to raise as much as… Read more

PayTV: Kenya’s next success story?

Over the past decade mobile phones have helped to transform African countries like Kenya, giving the financially excluded a cheap way to access credit through mobile banking. It has also been Africa’s most successful growth story: the mobile payment market… Read more

Microcredit: The vigor endures

While some press reports have played up failures in India, the heart of the industry remains strong Diego Treminio leans back in his rocking chair and gestures to the expansive patio that looks out onto the Nicaraguan hills. Whenever he… Read more

GIIN Investor Spotlight: Sarona Asset Management

Each month, an impact investor discusses with the GIIN his or her motivations, impact investment strategy, and challenges faced in this growing industry. This month, we spoke to Gerhard Pries, President of Sarona Asset Management, a boutique investment firm that… Read more