British International Investment

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Established in 1948, British International Investment has been at the forefront of supporting companies that help developing and emerging countries grow for the last 70 years.

We are 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 invest every year in green infrastructure, technology and other sectors that need our capital the most.

We currently partner with over 1,500 businesses in emerging economies, and we have total assets of £8.2 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.