Flexible lending conditions and mobile loan eligibility assessment app making small loans possible for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan, particularly in rural areas
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, October 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – KMF, a Kazakhstan-based microfinance organization, joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to expand access to financial products and services for 40,000 new micro-, small- and agrobusiness customers across Kazakhstan by the end of 2018. KMF also commits to ensuring at least half of its new clients will be women, and will actively engage potential clients from rural areas.
Luke Davies was instrumental in the creation and launch of the Green Deposit, a first-to-market commercial product to help Barclays transition to a low-carbon economy. This pioneering and innovative corporate banking solution is a first for Barclays and the market.
Union Bank of Nigeria joins Business Call to Action by committing to provide access to financial services for 30,000 low income individuals in the country’s north
Union Bank of Nigeria (Union Bank) has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide access to financial services for at least 30,000 people from low income communities in 11 states across northern Nigeria by 2020, where currently more than half the population are unbanked.
DENVER, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics hosted “The Entrepreneur’s Journey” at General Assembly during this year’s Denver Startup Week 2017, offering an inside look at how two successful entrepreneurs overcame the challenges of developing and bringing smart, connected internet of things (IoT) products to market.
MetLife Foundation Funds New Higher Education Partnerships for Study Abroad in the Americas
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced today the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant winners sponsored by MetLife Foundation.
In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Leor Rotchild (@PlanetLeor), Executive Director of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (@CBSRNews), speaks with us about the influence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on investors and stock price. Leor shares that, according to research, 75% of professional investors analyze a company’s environment, social and governance (ESG) performance before deciding to invest.
By Brian Doe, Whole Planet Foundation’s Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East
During annual field visits to our microfinance partners, we often see them searching for better ways to help their clients. Unexpected household shocks can seriously jeopardize the livelihoods of the poorest entrepreneurs and their families. The microfinance sector may be in its infancy in successfully providing access to financial products to buffer the effects of devastating health emergencies, floods, droughts, fires and other disasters, but we have seen innovative approaches from partners all over the world designed to mitigate these unexpected events.