Nairobi, Kenya (January 12, 2022) – 4G CAPITAL GROUP Limited (“4G CAPITAL”), a market leader in technology-driven financial inclusion in Kenya and Uganda, is honoured to receive a Real Leaders Impact Award yet again as we push on with our key role in bridging the finance gap to advance micro, small and medium businesses (MSMEs).
Real Leaders is likewise thrilled to announce the newly selected winners of its 2022 Top Impact Companies worldwide. “Business leaders across the globe are rapidly discovering that to be competitive – and to grow and thrive – they must forgo shortsighted thinking in favour of a farsighted vision that takes into account their company’s social and environmental impact,” said Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders. “We are excited to welcome new and old companies alike to the impact movement and into the Real Leaders Impact Awards community.”
The 2022 list features a mix of respected impact brands of all sizes and from various industries, including Traditional Medicinals, Hannon Armstrong and Ocean Brands, and Allbirds, Danone, and Warby Parker. SEE IMPACT AWARDS RANKING.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by Real Leaders among our B-Corporation community colleagues,” said Wayne Hennessy-Barrett, CEO and Founder, 4G Capital. “2021 saw 4G Capital lend over $81M to traditionally excluded micro enterprises, focusing on delivering SDG impact for women, youth and rural communities. By aligning our own ESG policies and success with that of our clients we have seen our portfolio almost double with similar customer success results. This recognition means the world to us as we seek to build the digital infrastructure to transition informal traders to the formal economy on fair and equitable terms.”
A virtual ceremony will be held on February 24, 2022, to honour the winners. It will feature a keynote from Peter Diamandis, founder and executive chair of the XPRIZE Foundation and executive founder of Singularity University.
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ABOUT 4G CAPITAL
4G Capital employs over 450 employees across Kenya and Uganda. Since its inception in 2013, the company has lent over 1,400,000 small business working capital loans valued at over $212 million. The company has over 225,000 clients, 81% of whom are female, and 77% are running micro and SME enterprises in rural areas. 4G Capital customers receive bespoke business training programs and credit guidance via mobile apps and in-person via a nationwide network of branches. 4G Capital’s unique machine learning technology delivers high fidelity insight into customer risk and affordability. As a result, 4G Capital consistently achieves high collections rates without collateral or refinancing its clients, only lending to viable businesses on terms that are right for them. 4G Capital has positively impacted over 1 million people. Serving customers in Kenya and Uganda and having received multiple industry awards, 4G Capital is now scaling in and expanding its suite of products and services in East Africa. As a B Corporation, 4G Capital places shared value and client success at the heart of its strategy and operations.
ABOUT REAL LEADERS
Real Leaders is a membership community for impact leaders with a global media platform dedicated to driving positive change. It’s on a mission to unite farsighted leaders to transform our shortsighted world. Founded in 2010, Real Leaders recognized early on that businesses bore a responsibility to be cognizant of their impact on employees, society, and the planet as they are on their bottom line. Real Leaders is a B Corporation, a member of the UN Global Compact, and is independently owned.
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