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Sarona Shared Services – Empowering Impact Fund Managers

Sarona Shared Services – Empowering Impact Fund Managers

With a global financing gap of 5.2 trillion dollars for Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) it is evident that access to finance is limited (source). Yet, more than 70% of jobs worldwide are created by these firms, with even higher numbers for firms in...

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The Canadian Task Force on Impact Investing

The Canadian Task Force on Impact Investing

Montreal, May 13, 2024, 7 AM – Some of the country’s leading impact investors working as the Canadian Impact Investing Working Group are publishing today a report “Scaling Impact Investing in Canada Through Mobilizing Asset Owners” to spur...

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Global resilience shapes constructive outlook

Global resilience shapes constructive outlook

As 2024 unfolds, the global economic environment continues to remain resilient, raising expectations for central bank easing in the upcoming quarters and increasing the probability of a relatively soft landing. While interest rates stay elevated, particularly across...

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Sarona SGGM Impact Report

Sarona SGGM Impact Report

We are proud to present the Sarona Global Growth Markets (SGGM) Private Equity (PE) Program 2022 Impact Report. The data in this report represents nearly half a billion individuals and organizations who have benefited, more than 220,000 jobs sustained (of which 39%...

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Earth Day 2023

Earth Day 2023

Every year, on April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices to protect our planet. This year’s theme, “Invest in our Planet,” calls for action towards...

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Q4 2022 – Sarona Emerging Markets Monitor

The global economic outlook continues to remain challenging, particularly given the effects of higher inflation, as a result of supply side imbalances following covid-19 and subsequently the war in Ukraine. Energy and food prices remain major contributors to this surge with prospects of further rises in interest rates going into next year. With recessionary warning signs flashing, a flight to safety has strengthened the US dollar, with the index (DXY) peaking above 13% before softening to 4.6% YTD. Despite emerging markets facing higher import costs and stronger inflationary pressures as a result, including the prospects of depleted currency reserves, economic growth forecasts remain positive for this year, albeit at more moderated levels.

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Sarona thanks its founder for many years of service

Sarona thanks its founder for many years of service

Gerhard Pries, our Founder and Managing Partner for the last dozen years, has announced his retirement from his executive role at Sarona. Gerhard will remain as Chair of the Board and member of the Sarona Investment Committee, while his long-time colleague, Serge...

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2018 Annual Values Report: Delivering Prosperity for All

Today, Sarona is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Values Report. It is Sarona's belief that in applying ethical, social and environmental values to each investment decision, we build a better world for the current generation and future ones. Sarona's core beliefs...

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Sarona named to 2018 Best For The World: Overall list by B Lab

Sarona is proud to receive recognition for our on-going efforts in creating extraordinary positive global impact with a spot on the 2018 Best For The World list. The list is a comprehensive assessment administered by B Lab, a non-profit-making organisation that serves...

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OPIC President Applauds Sarona’s progress

Monday, May 12th, 2014 WASHINGTON – Speaking today at Sarona Asset Management’s Investor Day 2014, Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution,...

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