CDC Group - British International Investment

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About CDC Group - British International Investment

CDC is the world’s first development finance institution, with over 70 years’ experience in supporting sustainable, long-term growth of businesses in Africa and Asia, and we have recently expanded our strategy to invest in the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean.

We invest to achieve impact and a financial return with an aim of solving the biggest global development challenges. We are invested in more than 1,200 businesses, directly employing around 900,000 workers, with our net assets growing to £7.5bn.

We are a Public Limited Company and are wholly owned on behalf of the UK Government by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).   

In the last few years, we have expanded our presence in Africa and Asia by opening new offices in Bangladesh, Egypt, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Ghana; with additional locations opening soon.

We recently launched our new five-year strategy, which responds to the opportunities and challenges facing developing and emerging economies. To ensure our capital is used in the best way possible to meet these opportunities and challenges, it sets out three clear strategic objectives – to invest in productive, sustainable, and inclusive development. These objectives mean an increased focus on climate finance, including investing in green infrastructure; on financing digital transformation; and on driving inclusive outcomes, including through gender and diversity finance.

As part of our new strategy, we will be changing our name and will become British International Investment on 4 April 2022.

We have published the full technical details of our next five-year strategy here:

We are incredibly passionate about diversity within our business. Over the next five years, we will continue building a team of professionals who genuinely believe in our mission and strategic priorities. Our teams are impact-led and tenacious in the face of challenges, and you should be too. As our business continues to expand, we are looking for like-minded, ambitious graduates who are motivated by our mission to deliver impact.

If you are looking for a career in development finance, our Investment and Impact Graduate Analyst Programme offers a wide overview of, and insight into, CDC. We have designed this programme to give you exposure to both commercial and impact career paths, building the core skills and experience needed to become a true impact and investment professional.

Join the graduate programme and you’ll play an important role in helping us tackle some of the biggest challenges facing developing and emerging economies.

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