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SME Finance Forum and IFC announced the winners of the 2019 Global SME Finance Awards
Originally posted on IFC website . Amsterdam, October 8, 2019 —SME Finance Forum and IFC announced the winners of the second edition of the Global SME Finance Awards last night during the Global SME Finance Forum 2019, the annual flagship event of the SME Finance Forum. Sixteen award winners were selected from a global pool of 144 entrants for...
Video: Global SME Finance Forum 2019 Awards
Winners of the 2019 Global SME Finance Forum Awards. Awards Ceremony held in Amsterdam on October 7th.
Closing the MSME Finance Gap: Opening Remarks at the 5th Global SME Finance Forum
The Global SME Finance Forum 2019 welcomed over 650 attendees from more than 280 institutions in 75 countries. On the 5-year anniversary of the annual Forum, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), delivered the keynote address. Read Queen's Máxima full...
Photo Credit: IDB Invest
Members IDB Invest and Overseas Private Investment Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding pledging to invest a combined $3 billion in development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next five years, with the option of increasing the investment to $5 billion. IDB Invest and OPIC aim to match this investment by catalyzing...
UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands celebrates 10 years as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). The UN released a video on Twitterof the Queen talking about the improvements in financial inclusion over the past ten years. “We have made great progress in financial inclusion in the last...
Photo courtesy of Patrick Hendry-NextBillion
In this interview by James Militizer of NextBillion , Martin Burt, Founder and CEO of Fundacion Paraguaya , speaks about his book and suggests we ask a different question: Who owns poverty? In it, he explores what happens when you examine poverty from the viewpoint of the real experts: poor families themselves. He also tells storys about Fundacion...
Proparco Joins 160 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., September 4th, 2019 – Proparco became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide need financing...
Mastercard Sustainability Report Cover
In this report, member Mastercard presents the highlights from their 2018 annual corporate sustainability covering their global operations using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s reporting principles of materiality, sustainability context and stakeholder inclusiveness and completeness, as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals...
‘Financial Innovation’ is no Frankenstein: How Impact Investors and Inclusive Finance Innovators Are Redefining the Term
Despite all the hype around fintech and cryptocurrencies, financial innovation still generates a particular degree of skepticism. Nonetheless, financial innovation has brought both the investing world and the broader financial services sector to generate products and innovations designed to deliver positive impacts for both society and the planet...
PayPal is scaling its SMB lending business and its program recently surpassed $10 billion
Listen to the podcast of SVP Darrell, who describes how PayPal financing solutions are positioned in an SMB market. Lastly, because PayPal is embedded in its borrowers’ businesses, Darrell shares some data about how businesses perform after tapping PayPal for capital. Find the podcast in the link . Article via The Tear Sheet .