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Development Bank of Namibia joins the SME Finance Forum to develop sustainable socioeconomic transformation in Namibia
Financial Inclusion
Washington D.C., November 24th, 2021 - Development Bank of Namibia joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “When we...
Financial Development and Financial Inclusion – Online course (FDFIx)
Financial Education
European Investment Bank launched its online course on November 11th. This online course, developed by the International Monetary Fund in collaboration with the European Investment Bank, describes why financial sector development and financial inclusion matter for inclusive and resilient growth. Participants will also learn about the main...
Fintech leaders call for government-discounted green loans to accelerate UK SME drive to Net Zero
Sustainable Finance
With environmental summit COP26 opening in Glasgow on 31 October, a group of financial services providers and small business leaders are lobbying the government to adopt proposals designed to reduce the carbon footprint of UK SMEs and make the nation a world leader in green finance. Small and mid-sized companies are responsible for just under half...
Opportunity International and Oikocredit  Announce USD $100 million Impact Investment Agreement To Advance The Education Sector in Low-Income Countries
Financial Education
Opportunity International , a longstanding global leader in providing financial services to lift people out of poverty, and Oikocredit , a social impact investor and worldwide cooperative promoting sustainable development through investments, today announced an innovative, three-year collaboration to increase access to and quality of education in...
10×1000 Fintech Foundation Program Flex
Financial Inclusion
10x1000 Tech for Inclusion is an open and global fintech training platform that enables learners to become drivers of digital economic growth. Its mission is to train 1,000 emerging talents and tech leaders each year for the next ten years. 10x1000 is a philanthropic initiative launched jointly by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a...
Column | Comparing the resilience of emerging countries after a crisis
Covid-19
This column is written by Maritza Cabezas Ludena, shared by Triodos. Traditionally, large economies, because of their systemic importance, have more influence in international fora. The largest emerging markets, Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) are part of the G-20, the main forum for global and economic cooperation. Additionally, these...
Talino Venture Labs joins the SME Finance Forum to bridge the gap for people around the world
Financial Inclusion
Washington D.C., October 29th, 2021 - Talino Venture Labs joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “When we started in...
Call for press registrations | FintechOS Leap event (Nov 2-4) on digital banking and insurance
Fintech
Despite the global pandemic, direct digital transformation investment is growing at a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR). IDC predictions show that 75% of organizations worldwide will have comprehensive digital transformation implementation roadmaps by 2023, up from 27% in October last year. FintechOS Leap 2021 (November 2-4), the...
Hivos-Triodos Fund provides trade finance to UCHU Spice - Hot peppers from Andean soil
Rural & Agriculture Finance
Hivos-Triodos Fund has provided a trade finance facility to UCHU Spice (UCHU). This company cultivates, processes and exports high quality and sustainably grown varieties of hot peppers, sourced from a network of smallholder farmers in Ecuador and Peru. The trade finance allows UCHU to pay the farmers fairly and immediately upon delivery of their...
2021 Global SME Finance Awards Winners Announced
Washington D.C., October 21, 2021 — The 2021 Global SME Finance Forum Awards winners were announced today on during the virtual conference 2021 Global SME Finance Forum. To learn who the winners are, please visit https://www.smefinanceforum.org/awards-2021 Organized by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the SME Finance Forum and endorsed...