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Press release Soros Economic Development Fund Provides $100M Guarantee to Boost Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
A new risk-sharing initiative seeks to expand the supply of affordable COVID-19 vaccines to the world’s poorest countries.
Press release Open Society Announces Investment to Improve Labor Rights for Domestic Workers
Aiming to improve labor rights, Open Society’s Soros Economic Development Fund is investing $1.75 million in Symplifica, which simplifies the process for households to employ domestic workers legally.
Press release New Social Enterprise Seeks to Expand Affordable Global Access to Health Care
Philanthropic funders and investors led by the Open Society Foundations, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have set up a new “social enterprise” business to expand affordable, global access to medical technology.
Press release Open Society Fund Invests in Global Access to Biologics
Open Society’s initial investment will support the removal of existing manufacturing bottlenecks in the production of COVID-19 vaccines.
Press release Soros Economic Development Fund Invests in Race and Gender Equity
Through the Soros Economic Development Fund, its impact investing arm, Open Society is supporting efforts to reduce bias against businesses owned by women and people of color.
Press release Open Society Foundations Support Smallholder Farmers Facing Climate Risk
As part of a broad drive to mitigate the harms of climate change, Open Society’s impact investing arm is committing $10 million to the InsuResilience Investment Fund.
Press release Open Society Foundations Commit $15 Million to Gender Equality in Africa
Through its Soros Economic Development Fund, Open Society will support women-led investment funds that advance economic and gender equity across Southern and Western Africa.
Press release Soros Economic Development Fund Joins Ethiopia Investment Fund
Open Society’s impact investing arm will join several leading regional and national development funds in a new $100 million investment fund, supporting business development and job creation.