Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age, March 2018

21 March 2018

The report « Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age » illustrates how for-profit, mission driven technology companies play a role in enabling greater financial inclusion. It shows that with the development of fintech, a financial revolution is taking place globally with mobile phones, acess to new data, technological innovations and “changing mindsets of users of […]

What is microfinance in Luxembourg?

On March 15th, together with its member, microlux, organised a field trip to find out what is microfinance in Luxembourg. wanted to go futher than just presenting 2 microentrepreneurs supported by microlux, the first microfinance institution in Luxembourg. The plan was therefore to get closer to the day-to-day life of a microcredit beneficiary by […]

Sustainable finance: Commission’s Action Plan for a greener and cleaner economy

European Commission – Press release

Sustainable finance: Commission’s Action Plan for a greener and cleaner economy
Brussels, 8 March 2018

The European Commission is today unveiling its strategy for a financial system that supports the EU’s climate and sustainable development agenda.

As our planet increasingly faces the unpredictable consequences of climate change and resource depletion, urgent action is needed […]

Useful tools and links for investors in inclusive finance

Here is a list of useful toolkits, guidelines and information on:

Impact Investing:

The Navigating Impact project, created by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) to help investors select impact strategies and adopt metrics that indicate performance toward their goals. Created in consultation with industry experts, impact investors, and standards setters, the Navigating Impact project provides […]

Face to face with members: Jérémy Del Rosario & Samuel Paulus, Microlux

An interview with Jérémy Del Rosario and Samuel Paulus, Managers, microlux

Jérémy Del Rosario and Samuel Paulus are managers at microlux, Luxembourg’s first microfinance institution, since its creation in 2016.

Could you briefly describe your background and role within microlux?
Jérémy Del Rosario (JDR): After completing a Master in microfinance at the University of Nancy, I started out […]

Outcomes of participation in the 2018 SPTF Annual Meeting, as member of SPTF (Social Performance Task Force), took part in the SPTF Annual Conference organised late February in India. The conference was this year jointly organised by SPTF, CGAP, Dvara and LeapFrog Investments.

The event gathered 250 inclusive finance service providers, investors and policy makers during 4 days and focused on Customer Centricity: Enabling Financial […]

Happy 10th Anniversary Innpact

Innpact, member, celebrated its 10th anniversary during an inspiring conference day on Impact Investing organised on February 27th at the Abbaye of Neumunster with the presence of Mr Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance, Ms Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg Minister of Environment, and Dr Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation.

The day […]

Support of Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for the Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Southeast Asia (RIFF-SEA)

SPTF (Social Performance Task Force) has received funding from the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to support a Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility in Southeast Asia (RIFF-SEA). Their support will cover the three-year period from 2018-2020. The RIFF-SEA will aim to advance responsible inclusive finance praticies in Southeast Asia by providing trainings and co-financing […]

Focus on Harnessing Africa’s Digital Potential in the last Foresight Africa Report from Brookings

19 February 2018

The chapter five of the last Foresight Africa report from Brookings Institution focuses on Harnessing Africa’s Digital Potential: New Tools for new age with a look at the Kenyan digital revolution.

According to the author of this chapter, Njuguna Ndung’u, former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, digitization will provide the opportunity to […]

Launch of the International Climate Finance Accelerator (ICFA) Luxembourg

The International Climate Finance Accelerator (IFCA) Luxembourg has launched its call for interest and is currently asking the interested Climate Finance Fund Managers to directly express their interest to ICFA.

For more information on the initiative, the selection process and the eligibility criteria, click here.

The objective of the ICFA Luxembourg is to grow the climate finance […]