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HEDERA Sustainable Solutions Launches a Survey to Assess Green Microfinance in the MENA Region

The survey aims to gain a better understanding of the sector’s current level of development, MFIs’ green microfinance needs, and the extent to which MFIs are complying with local and international standards and regulations.

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AFC Increases the Share of Energy Efficient Mortgage Loans in Armenia

More than 40 percent of the loan amount was allocated to energy efficient housing projects, i.e. purchase of new energy efficient apartments, as well as individual house constructions and renovations.

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Symbiotics Launches $5M Green Bond in Ecuador With FACES

With the issuance of this Green Bond, FACES will finance entrepreneurs engaged in sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry and fishery, as well as aquaculture related activities, contributing to the environmentally sustainable management of living natural resources and land use in Ecuador.

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BlueOrchard Joins Gender Lens Investing Platform 2X Collaborative

BlueOrchard is the latest impact investor to join 2X Collaborative, the industry body which provides support and promotes gender lens investment and has just merged with GenderSmart.

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Airtel Africa Launches Smartcash Payment Service Bank

Services the bank will offer include accepting deposits from individuals and small businesses, carrying out payment and remittance services within Nigeria, issuing debit and prepaid cards and more. 

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Mastercard Commits to Delivering Economic Empowerment Tools and Resources to More Than One Million Women in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

The commitments are part of Mastercard’s engagement, as a founding member, in the Partnership for Central America.

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2022 AfPI Meetings and Leaders’ Roundtable Take Place in Arusha, Tanzania

The meetings of AFI members in Africa focus on how digitization of inclusive finance can ensure stability, growth and sustainability.

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COVID-19 Drives Global Surge in Use of Digital Payments

2021 Global Findex finds that three quarters of adults now have a bank or mobile money account; gender gap in account ownership narrows and more.

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Inclusive Fintech 50 Launches 2022 Competition to Recognize Fintech Startups Driving Inclusive Finance

The theme of the 2022 IF50 competition is “Making Digitalization Count.”

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Indonesian Financial Services Authority Enacts Consumer and Public Protection Regulation in the Financial Services Sector

The enactment of the new regulation could majorly update the the Indonesian Financial Services Authority's stated goal of maintaining a stable and transparent financial sector while protecting consumers and society.