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Six To-Dos Now For Responsible Investors
March, 28 2013
Global - Microfinance investors are now openly discussing responsible investment, including balancing returns and how to reduce risks of market saturation and over-indebtedness, more than ever before ...
Beyond Financial Inclusion
March, 25 2013
Global - For those who want to see development in action, what's the alternative to promoting financial inclusion ...
Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, CFI: Four Challenges for Impact Investing
March, 20 2013
Global - Impact investing as a sector is still very, very young, according to Sean Foote, Managing Director of Labrador Ventures (a venture capital firm), syndicated lecturer on microfinance at the University of California Haas School of Business, and member of the Center for Financial Inclusion’s Faculty Council ...
MENA: Life of Pi to Bridge The Funds Gap
March, 15 2013
MENA - A new company is attempting to help bridge a US$3.5 billion (Dh12.85bn) funding gap for the Middle East's poorest entrepreneurs by linking them to microcredit loans bankrolled by the social media generation ...
Peru Microlender Expands Into Mexico
March, 14 2013
Mexico - Peru’s Grupo ACP, the non-profit majority owner of Mibanco, has continued its aggressive regional expansion with the opening of its first bank in Mexico ...
India: Hint of Recovery in Microfinance
March, 08 2013
India - So, it seems India’s microfinance industry is on the cusp of an upswing. This time, let’s hope regulation and experience prevent a catastrophic crash ...
StanChart, ADB Partner to Support Microfinance Across Asia
March, 07 2013
Asia - Standard Chartered Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will work together to support the growth of the microfinance sector in Asia. This region-wide collaboration aims to improve access to financial services for the poor in ADB's developing member countries (DMC's) ...