British International Investment
Founded in 1948, BII is the UK’s development finance institution and the world’s oldest impact investor. It has been investing for impact for over 70 years, forming strong partnerships with thousands of ambitious businesses to create positive social and economic outcomes for the countries in which they operate.
BII is the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor with a mission to help solve the biggest global development challenges by investing patient, flexible capital to support private sector growth and innovation.
We invest to create more productive, sustainable and inclusive economies in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, enabling people in those countries to build better lives for themselves and their communities.
We aim to invest £10bn over the period 2022-2026 in green infrastructure, technology and other sectors that need our capital the most.
We currently partner with over 1,000 businesses in emerging economies, and we have total assets of £7.5 billion. We work with our investee partners to support them to succeed and grow impactful businesses.
We are at the heart of the UK Government’s international financing offer to emerging economies. That includes building partnerships with British businesses that operate in developing and emerging economies and who share our aims.
We are a key partner to emerging economies that are most vulnerable to the climate emergency.
Over the next five years, at least 30 per cent of our total new commitments will be in climate finance, making us one of the world’s largest such investors in Africa.
ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINEE
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