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GIIN – Impact Investing Network: an analysis of 300 impact investing funds

In my last blog “Practicing what you preach!? Social performance of 5 social investors” last week, I told you about social performance of 5 microfinance investors. I though we could broaden the subject a little by looking at impact investors. … Continue reading

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Practicing what you preach!? Social performance of 5 social investors

On March 11 and 12, the Social Investor and DFI Meeting on Responsible Finance 2015 is taking place in Luxembourg at the European Investment Bank. I thought this might be a good reason to actually look at some of the … Continue reading

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What everybody should know about social performance in microfinance!?!

On March 11 and 12, the Social Investor and DFI Meeting on Responsible Finance 2015 is taking place in Luxembourg at the European Investment Bank. I thought this might be a good reason to look a little into the topic … Continue reading

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Do we need training on finance in Luxembourg?!

It seems so: From March 9-13  2015, Luxembourg will celebrate its “Woch vun de Suen” in the context of the European Money Week. With 4% of all households in Luxembourg being overindebted (12% for Europe), the Luxembourg Banker´s Association launched a … Continue reading

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How does Ebola impact microfinance in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone?

Last Thursday, the 30th Midi de la Microfinance organised by ADA had the topic “Ebola : What impact does the outbreak have on microfinance ? Concrete case with Crédit Rural de Guinée S.A.“. These lunch time presentations and discussions take … Continue reading

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National minimum borrowing age of 21?!

Not sure if any of you have read the FT this weekend, but there is an interesting commentary by Gary Silverman on page 9….. He argues that considering the US has a national drinking age og 21, it should also … Continue reading

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Microinsurance 101 – the what, the how many, and the country profiles

I have been always very much focused on the more usual products in microfinance, i.e., deposits, loans, transfers, etc. However, microinsurance is becoming more and more important. Due to my current mini-project with the MicroInsuranceNetwork, I actually had to learn … Continue reading

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Microinsurance in Africa 2012 – impressive growth

This blog primarily draws from a study published by Making Finance Work for Africa and the Munich Re Foundation aiming at updating and expanding on the 2010 Africa landscape study. Key Findings: With also some key data points on the … Continue reading

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Microinsurance in LAC 2014 – towards mass market insurance?!

The full report is not out yet, however we get a glimpse at the data via a preliminary briefing note due in Q1 2015. The study identified 48,6 million people covered in Latinamerica and the Caribbean (45,5 million had been … Continue reading

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Microinsurance in Asia – a fairly heterogenic development of different markets

Microinsurance in Asia and Oceania is growing fast. A number of governments such as India, Indonesia and the Philippines have started developing a regulatory framework to facilitate the development of innovative solutions. As more and more stakeholders see the potential … Continue reading

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