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Trade finance in frontier and emerging markets: mobilizing capital for impact at scale

Across Frontier and Emerging Markets, access to finance is a persistent obstacle to sustainable growth. Nowhere is this truer than trade finance – without access to trade finance, many SMEs would simply die. While trade finance is a thriving global industry
comprising myriad public and private players, in Frontier and Emerging Markets it remains a crucial problem.

Sarona – a global leader in emerging markets impact investing – set its sights on this crucial problem. With funding support from Global Affairs Canada and MEDA, Sarona worked with Mbuyu Capital (based in Nairobi and London) to examine this issue.

To read a summary of the overall findings Click here.

Sarona Asset Management, a global pioneer in impact investing, is dedicated to generating competitive financial returns alongside positive social and environmental outcomes. Our firm’s investment strategies focuses on fostering sustainable development by partnering with local entrepreneurs operating high-growth businesses in emerging markets that generate attractive returns for our investors while contributing positively to their communities. Our goals include empowering women, protecting nature, creating and enhancing employment opportunities, improving governance, and building strong communities.

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