Tag Archives: Green Microfinance

European Investment Bank Institute – Discover the 15 best European Social Entrepreneurs

The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that contribute to creating social, ethical or environmental impact.  Typically, it covers projects in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment, circular economy, inclusion, job creation, ageing and many more. All projects compete for the General Category and Special Category 1st ...

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Social Innovation Tournament Organized by European Investment Bank Institute (deadline 4th March)

This year’s Social Innovation Tournament will take place on 8 October, in Lisbon, Portugal. The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that contribute to creating social, ethical or environmental impact.  Typically, it covers projects in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment, circular economy, inclusion, job creation, ageing ...

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Joint Statement: Social Enterprises as an Integral Part of the Fair, Green and Circular Transition in Europe

Every day in Europe, 2.8 million social economy enterprises employing some 19.1 million people are dedicated to solving societal challenges whilst running a sustainable business. All in all, this accounts for some 6.3% of the total paid workforce in Europe. Unlike traditional businesses, social enterprises create revenues and profits that are directly re-invested into up-skilling, innovative jobs and training opportunities. ...

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Insurance Ltd Receives the 10th European Microfinance Award in Recognition of Its Response to “strengthening Resilience to Climate Change”.

At a ceremony held at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, Paulette Lenert, Luxembourg Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, presented the 10th European Microfinance Award to APA Insurance Ltd of Kenya. Since 2006, Luxembourg Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, the European Microfinance Platform and the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg have been awarding a €100,000 prize to the ...

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Join the Third EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar From the Series on Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions

A webinar on Green Finance Products will take place on 14 November from 11:00-12:00 CET and will offer learnings relevant for microfinance institutions in Europe on how to promote environmentally friendly practices through offering green finance products to their clients. © RachenArt / Shutterstock This is the third session of the Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions webinar series, which aims to ...

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European Commission Invites You to Join the Second EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance Webinar of the Series on Green Finance

After a successful first webinar introducing the topic of Green Finance and its relevance for microfinance institutions in Europe, a second webinar of the series will take place on 16 October. It will present learnings from a case study on greening MFIs. © RachenArt / Shutterstock This is the second session from the “Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions” webinar series, ...

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MFC Members’ news: Asian Credit Fund’s new green economy programme

Asian Credit Fund (ACF) is a microfinance organization operating in Kazakhstan. ACF provides microloans for small businesses and supports households’ development predominantly in rural areas of Kazakhstan. In 2017 ACF launched its Green Economy programme, with a focus on “clean or green technology”. As part of its support for the program, ACF increased disbursement of green lending, providing loans for ...

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

Microfinance & Business start-ups: Review of the current practice in Europe   Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Presentation in PDF Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Presentation in PDF   Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches This webinar was organised as part of the celebrations of the ...

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#MFC2017 Study Visit! Hurry up & reserve your place!

  Visit to HDI Company and Lukomir Hurry up and reserve your place on time for this fantastic study tour. The number of participants is limited. In addition to visiting picturesque Lukomir, the most remote village in B&H, as well as the local producer of solar panels, all participants will have a lunch. The lunch is included in the price ...

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Save the date for upcoming SP Fund webinars

“How can banks use the Universal Standards for SPM and SPI4? Experience from Khushhali Bank Ltd.” will be conducted in English on 29th September at 9.30am CET “How can banks use the Universal Standards for SPM and SPI4? Experience from Kompanion Bank, Kyrgyzstan will be conducted in Russian on 5th October at 9.30am CET The “Green Microfinance” webinar will explore ...

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