European Investment Bank

Member description

The EIB is the European Union’s bank. It is owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. It works closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy. The EIB is the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume. It provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. More than 90% of EIB activity focuses on Europe but also supports the EU’s external and development policies.

EIB supports projects that make a significant contribution to growth and employment in Europe. As part of its counter-cyclical approach, EIB activities focus on 4 priority areas:

  1. Innovation and skills
  2. Access to finance for smaller businesses
  3. Climate action
  4. Strategic infrastructure

Know more about the work of EIB in inclusive finance by reading the interview of Olivier Edelman.

Face to Face with our Members: Olivier Edelman, Head of Microfinance Unit, European Investment

4 September 2017

Member details

Organisation type(s):

Financial institution - Not-for-profit organisation

Field(s) of competence:

- Financing
- Research / Knowledge Management

Area(s) of expertise:

Microfinance investment vehicles, lending to MFIs and commercial banks, development of financial product, MFIs capacity building and risk management.



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