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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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A New Multibillion-Dollar Investment Revolution Is Being Led by this Woman
Impact investors want to make decisions based on risk, reward and on the amount of "good" an investment produces in the world. Wall Street firms will have to adapt by considering and communicating much more information about investee companies, like: Where are they headquartered? What problem are...
Asia, MetLife Foundation Partners with Kiva to Support Entrepreneurs and Build Financial Inclusion
MetLife Foundation has partnered with Kiva, a global non-governmental organization, to support entrepreneurs around the world through an employee-engagement campaign. As part of this program, a fully funded $25 loan has been allocated to each of MetLife ’s 23,000 employees in Asia to help entrepr...
Chinese Fintech’s Global Future Is Arriving Now
The Chinese electronic payments industry is the most advanced in the world. It presents a challenge not just to western financial institutions, but to policymakers and regulators worldwide. These truths were understood already. Ant Financial’s recently closed $10bn fundraising, which pegged the v...
India, Graduation Approach to End Poverty
Economists now emphasise on graduation programmes to eliminate extreme poverty, as the traditional model of microcredit or cash transfers has been deemed ineffective. In a country such as ours, numerous frauds have been unearthed in cash transfer schemes, depriving the poor of their rights.
Pakistan, SMEs Shrunk Considerably Due to Govt Borrowing, High Transaction Costs, Fear of NPLs Financing
Despite SMEs sectors, tremendous contribution towards national economy, only a fractional number of 171,000 SMEs have formal access to finance of Rs374 billion (as on September 30, 2017) through banks and DFIs. Out of the total 171,000 SMEs obtaining financing pie, 88 percent are small enterprise...
Kenya, Blockchain Technology Is Being Used in Early Disruption of Kenya's Agribusiness
In many emerging markets, food retailers along with smallholder farmers, struggle to secure loans and develop a credit history. And without the proper financing, many of them fail to scale their businesses. To tackle this, IBM has been working with the Kenya-based food logistics startup Twiga Fo...
BOI, UNDP Partners to Pioneer Impact Investing in Pakistan
In efforts to augment the impact investment ecosystem in Pakistan and introduce Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-aligned financing, United Nations Development Programme in Pakistan (UNDP) will support Board of Investment (B01) in exploring the establishment of Pakistan’s first Impact Investme...
R. Labbee, K. Acevedo, Founders of Zomia, Myanmar and Cambodia - More College = Less Poverty, The Impact of Peer-to-Peer Lending
More than 57 million students globally are qualified and, for whatever reason, have not enrolled in a higher education program or finished their degrees. In Myanmar and Cambodia, where we work, nearly 1 million students fall into this category.
BIBD to Capture Brunei’s $6 Billion Digital Transactions Market with NEXGEN
In March alone, the bank recorded over one million mobile transactions, signaling Bruneians' willingness to embrace digitisation.
A Microfinance Fund for Central Java, Indonesia
Blossom Finance, an investment consultancy that describes its business model as “commercial financing with social benefits,” announced recently open enrollment for an Islamic microfinance fund designed to bolster micro-businesses and traditional market sellers in the province of Central Java, Ind...
Sun, Water, Data: How to Truly Grow Africa’s Agricultural Transformation
Everywhere we look, technology is being touted as the enabler of a new era of African agricultural prosperity. The exciting world of possibilities offered by blockchain, the Internet of Things, machine learning and the like has made companies, governments and policymakers sit up and take notice o...
Why Focus Groups Aren’t Enough: A Surprising Lesson in Marketing Insurance in Africa
Not surprisingly, building a customer-centric company is rooted in engagement with end users and letting them shape the product experience. That’s why, before we enter any market to roll out new digital insurance offerings for emerging consumers, Inclusivity Solutions and its partners spend a gre...
Failing to Scale: Fixing Common Missteps in mHealth Ventures
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part mini-series on mHealth solutions in emerging markets that is part of our High Tech Buzzwords: Hype or Real Impact? series — one of several topic areas we’ll be covering through special series this year. Click here for more details on our 2018 serie...
In Pursuit of Universal Health Care: Time to Take Public-Private Partnership to the Next Level
The buzz around public-private partnership (PPP) keeps getting louder. And yes – PPPs are everywhere, operating in virtually every industry sector around the world, including health. As an approach, and if structured well, a PPP holds tremendous promise for pulling in resources and expanding capa...
Behavioural Nudges: Mildly Paternalistic or a Threat to Economic Justice for the Poor?
Behavioural “nudges” involve the use of insights from behavioural sciences to steer human behaviour. They are increasingly seen by governments as a cheap and effective way of achieving social goals in a time of austerity. Both the Obama administration and the UK coalition government under David C...
The Straightest Path to Social Impact: The Power of Focusing on Farmers
When we started Unlock Impact last year, the reasons were many, ranging from the practical to the aspirational – the chief of these being that we wanted to immerse ourselves deeper in the impact sector in South and Southeast Asia. So we started working with businesses, non-profits, governments an...
Blockchain for Agriculture: Improving Supply Chain Efficiency and Access to Finance for Smallholder Farmers
Editor’s note: This post is part of NextBillion’s series, “High Tech Buzzwords: Hype or Real Impact,” — one of several topic areas we’ll be covering through special series this year. Click here for more details on our 2018 series. Blockchain technologies present an opportunity to transformational...
More College = Less Poverty: The Impact of Peer-to-Peer Lending
Editor’s note: This post is part of NextBillion’s series, “Startup Showcase” — one of several topic areas we’ll be covering through special series this year. Click here for more details on our 2018 series. How many students could be in college, but aren’t? As education lenders, we find ourselves ...
Your Customers Aren’t Data Points: How Social Enterprises Can Avoid Three Impact Investor Red Flags
Editor’s note: This post is part of the NextBillion’s series, “A Survival Guide for Raising Capital,” – one of several topic areas we’ll be covering through special series this year. Click here for more details on our 2018 series. At Villgro, a social enterprise funder and incubator, and our si...
Redefining What It Means to be a Next-Generation Energy Company in Africa
Today, over 650 million people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity. Distributed energy service companies (DESCOs) can pave the way to resolving this energy access crisis. But to do it, the industry will need to evolve. DESCOs in Africa have many challenges to overcome – on a l...