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Next Company meeting : 4 Aug 2016 We are hiring a Junior Microfinance Consultant. See link on our website
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IFC Invests $81.2 Million in Banco Industrial do Brasil to Expand Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $81.2 million in Banco Industrial do Brasil (BIB), a Brazilian medium-sized bank focused on providing credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to help expand access to finance for a sector that is critical to Brazil’s economic growth.
V. Deshpande, Frelance Writer, India - Inside Barefoot College Where Women from Across the World Become ‘Solar Engineers’
They don’t know a word of English. They come from least developed and developing countries: from Afghanistan to Ghana and Burkina Faso to Fiji. Most of them are not educated and live in remote villages. Yet they come to learn the art of making solar lanterns, solar lamps, parabolic cookers and so...
AfDB Approves U.S.$ 15 Million Equity Investment in Shore Capital Fund to Support Inclusive Growth
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $15 million investment in Shore Capital Fund III, a multinational Private Equity Fund which promotes financial inclusion by supporting financial institutions serving Africa’s low income and emerging middle-class communit...
Egypt, SMEDA Signs EGP 150m Contract for Microlending with Banque du Caire
Executive Director of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA),Nevine Al Gamea, and the chairman of Banque du Caire,Mounir El Zahid, have signed a contract for a project that aims to improve incomes, as well as marketing abilities through the provision of micro loans, for a ...
India, RBI mulls new model to boost credit flow to MSMEs
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working on a formal co-origination model to boost flow of credit to the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector, reports media on Friday.
Pushing the Boundaries of Impact Investing
The fundraising climate for nonprofits is often challenging due to struggles like donor fatigue, growing competition for the same resources, and limited funding as government and philanthropic contributions stagnate or decline. At the same time, impact investing is experiencing rapid growth, with...
Luxembourg, LuxFLAG Launches Green Bond Label
The independent and international labelling agency thereby extends its activities to wider financial instruments, relying on its strong expertise in certifying sustainable investment funds in the field of Microfinance, Environment, ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and Climate Finance.
Pakistan, Microfinance Banks Must Improve Automation
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday asked microfinance banks to improve automation of their compliance processes in a bid to minimise money laundering/terrorist financing and other related risks, a circular said.
India, AU Small Finance Bank to Launch Rs1,900 Crore Share Sale on 28 June
Jaipur-based AU Small Finance Bank Ltd, which serves low and middle-income individuals and businesses, plans to launch its approximately Rs1,900 crore initial public offering (IPO) on 28 June.
P. Breloff, Co-founder and CEO, Shortlist, The Other Capital in Impact Investing - Why Human Capital May Matter More than Money, and What Investors Can Do About It
I hope impact investors can start to understand the many ways that human capital issues are worthy of more attention, lest all this money flowing into the space will not be leveraged to its fullest potential.
It’s Time to Match Tools with Our Understanding of Consumers and Financial Inclusion
“We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” – Marshall McLuhan (Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series by insight2impact and also part of NextBillion’s focus on financial inclusion for the month of June.) In 2010, the leaders at the G20 Summit in Seoul launched the...
Seeking the Anti-Poverty Holy Grail: Can a ‘Trust Mark’ Boost Microfinance’s Social Impact?
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on financial inclusion for the month of June. Seventeen years ago, one of us compared the succ...
Development Engineering: Scaling Tech Solutions from Ideation, to Pilot … to the World?
Scaling technologies that promote economic development is challenging – as evidenced by the massive number of “pilots” that drain the talent and resources of practitioners, academics and donors alike. As a result, successful technology scale-ups are scarce. Instead, the complex obstacles to scale...
The Other Capital in Impact Investing: Why Human Capital May Matter More than Money, and What Investors Can Do About It
Impact investing, in the words of Mugatu, is “so hot right now.” More than $15 billion a year is flowing into impact investment, fueled by a growing appreciation for the ways business and market-based mechanisms can drive positive change in the world. This is great news! I’ve been working in the ...
Inclusive Fintech: Four Lessons for Optimizing Customer and Tech Journeys
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on financial inclusion for the month of June. At Catalyst Fund, we spent the past year working...
Announcing NextBillion Financial Health: New Partnership with MetLife Foundation Reflects the Evolution of Financial Inclusion
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on financial inclusion for the month of June. The concept of financial inclusion has served as...
Financial Inclusion Takes the Next Step: An Interview with MetLife Foundation President Dennis White
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on financial inclusion for the month of June. As NextBillion launches our new Financial Health...
How ‘Designing Under the Mango Tree’ Can Prevent Digital Solution Hiccups
Imagine if cars were only designed and tested to run on the smoothest roads? What would happen on a road trip in rural Africa? The car would break down, of course. Fortunately, we have automotive solutions to help us get across almost any terrain. But we don’t have similar solutions when it comes...
Lessons Learned Using Mobile Tools to Compile Financial Diary Data
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on financial inclusion for the month of June. In 2015, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) sent sma...
Clean Energy Investments Do Not Always Mean a Clean Human Rights Record
Investing in renewable energy seems like a savvy, progressive investor’s ideal scenario. Public policy, popular demand and shifting technologies are all converging to create a potentially high-growth, high-return industry that benefits the environment. But in the transition to renewables, are inv...