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Blue River Group Pty Ltd

ABN 67 602 968 570

AFSL 473281

blue river group

Australia's impact investment services firm

 
IN THE NEWS

Friday 1 February 2019

Bridge Hub & Austrade announce that applications are now open for an Australian agri & food tech founders bootcamp at Austrade's Tel Aviv Landing Pad to be held in late April 2019.

For more information, click here: Bridge Hub Announcement

Monday 22 October 2018

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Michael McCormack MP welcomes grant for Bridge Hub, the national innovational hub based in Wagga Wagga.

For more information, click here: Bridge Hub Press Release

Saturday 20 October 2018

Bridge Hub, the global agrifood tech innovation hub recently launched by Blue River Group, receives $500,000 Grant from the Australian Government.

For more information, click here: Bridge Hub Press Release

Saturday 20 October 2018

The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science & Technology announces Bridge Hub as a recipient of a $500,000 grant from the Australian Government's Incubator Support Initiative.

For more information, click here: Bridge Hub Press Release

Monday 03 September 2018

Blue River Group announces the launch of Bridge Hub, a global agrifood tech innovation hub located in regional Australia.

For more information, click here: Bridge Hub Press Release

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Blue River Group announces Project Bridge, an industry led farming and innovation initiative in the Wagga Wagga region.

For more information, click here: Project Bridge Press Release

Monday 24 October 2016

Blue River Group finalises acquisition of the iconic Wagga Wagga dairy brand Riverina Fresh.

For more information, click here: Riverina Fresh Press Release

 

Monday 29 August 2016

Blue River invests in the future of Australian agriculture, acquiring the iconic Wagga Wagga dairy brand Riverina Fresh.

For more information, click here: Riverina Fresh Press Release

ABOUT BLUE RIVER

 

Blue River is Australia's independent impact investment services firm. We help mobilise capital towards the rapidly growing local and global impact investment markets. We are a profit with purpose business. 

 

The sole purpose of Blue River is to undertake projects and deals that generate economic returns for investors but equally achieve positive and measurable social or environmental outcomes. 

 

Measuring financial return has been standard market practice since investment markets were first established. Having the appropriate tools to be able to measure positive social or environmental outcomes is the exciting new development in investment markets.

 

As an independent impact market intermediary and deal facilitator, Blue River leverages the expertise of its experienced team and partnership arrangements to make impact markets more accessible to the global investment community.

 

Blue River is an ideas incubator. It assists clients in creating impact investment products and then finding the appropriate wholesale investors to invest in the products.

 
SERVICES WITH IMPACT

 

Blue River enables impact investment through a broad spectrum of services spanning from the creation and incubation of ideas through to impact advisory and financial services. 

Commercialising Impactful Ideas in
Agrifood Tech

 

Bridge Hub is the commercialisation arm of Blue River Group.

It is a regional agrifood tech innovation hub that identifies, tests and commercialises ideas and technologies of researchers and entrepreneurs. Bridge Hub develops and brings to market impactful agrifood ideas and innovations, that deliver both a commercial return and a measurable and positive impact on society or the environment.

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SECTORS WITH IMPACT

 

We believe impact investing is an approach across asset classes, rather than an asset class in itself. We offer impact advisory services, covering all impact sectors, including:

APPROACH WITH IMPACT

 

Blue River adopts a rigorous and disciplined approach which comprises:

 
 
WHAT IS IMPACT INVESTING?

 

Like traditional investments, impact investments provide a financial return on investment with the additional dimension of an intentional and measurable positive impact.

 
A TEAM WITH IMPACT

 

Blue River's management team combines many years of financial, legal and business experience in Australian and offshore markets, including recognised leadership and fundraising in the impact investment market.

GRANT FUZI
Co-CEO & Founder

 

Grant has more than 25 years of global transaction expertise as a partner at top tier law firms. He has worked in London, Hong Kong and Sydney across many sectors including agriculture, health, infrastructure and private equity.

Having established the Australian offices of the UK law firm Allen & Overy, Grant's most recent roles were Managing Partner & Senior Partner for Allen & Overy in Australia.

He is recognised by his peers to be one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners and business leaders, having been voted as one of Sydney's 100 most influential leaders.  Grant serves on the Advisory Board of The Big Issue and has been a member of the NSW Business Advisory Council  and the Advisory Board of the Australia Business and Community Network.

 

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CRAIG SHAPIRO
Co-CEO & Founder

 

Craig is a financial services expert with more than 30 years of experience, 22 of which were at the investment bank Macquarie Group. He was the Global Group Treasurer & Executive Director at Macquarie prior to retiring from banking in 2012.

After leaving the banking industry Craig consulted to the corporate and government sector and has been actively involved in the not-for-profit sector.

He has had a number of board and committee roles and currently sits on the boards of Microequities Asset Management Ltd and The Jewish Care Foundation.

 

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JESSICA ROTH
Impact Strategist

 

Jessica leads Blue River's impact strategy and impact advisory work. She is also the Founder and Director of the Social Impact Hub, an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW Law School and a Consultant to the impact investing sector.


Previously, Jessica was a Solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. She has also worked at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Australian Human Rights Commission. She has served as a Director of a number of not-for-profit organisations.
She holds a B.A. and LL.B. (with First Class Honours) from UNSW and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and was the recipient of the R.G. Menzies Scholarship to Harvard.

 

At Harvard, she studied social entrepreneurship, impact investing, philanthropy as well as business and human rights.

 

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