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Symbiotics Becomes a Certified B Corporation® Rated Among the Highest in Switzerland

The results of the very comprehensive B Impact Assessment provide an important benchmark for the company and a path to further improve certain areas and take specific actions in the years to come.

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IFC, Banco Daycoval Support Smaller Businesses, Including Those Owned by Women, in Brazil

The financing package consists of $130 million from IFC's own-account and a $270 million syndicated loan from a group of 10 banks.

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VisionFund Reports Resilience in Refugee Finance in the Face of COVID-19

In 2020, savings groups in refugee contexts have had the lowest late repayment rate compared to any of the other clients served by VisionFund Uganda.

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State-Specific Lockdowns to Hit Microfinance Institutions

The senior director and deputy chief ratings officer at Crisil said the sector's collection efficiency has stalled at 90 to 94 percent over the past few months, compared with the pre-pandemic level of 98 to 99 percent.

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Kiva Capital Management Announces Final Close of Kiva Refugee Investment Fund

Capital from the Kiva Refugee Investment Fund will be invested in partnership with microfinance partners across the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

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Cambodia Launches $200M Guarantee Scheme to Support Businesses During Pandemic

The scheme is designed to support businesses including micro, small and medium enterprises, and large firms to enhance their access to formal loans.

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COVID-19 Fuels 41 Percent Spike In Global Real-Time Payments

COVID-19 has dramatically increased reliance on real-time and digital payments, leading to a 41 percent surge in real-time payment transactions from 2019 to 2020.

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Mastercard (MA), MFC Tie up to Help Microfinance Companies

This latest move by Mastercard will help 90 plus MFIs and 300,000 small businesses across Europe and Central Asia sail through the COVID-led financial turmoil.

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A Manual and a Toolbox to Improve the Financial Health of Microentrepreneurs

After two years of research including the latest developments brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, a financial health manual is now available.

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Call for Proposals - Cracking the Nut 2021: Building Resilient Food, Water, and Energy Systems

The primary topic for this year's event is particularly essential today, as the world grapples with a worldwide health and environmental crisis and its impact on vulnerable communities around the world.