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Discover the European Microfinance Week 2020 Conference Report

Delve into the extensive summaries plus full recording of the EMW2020 sessions covering key topics such as the impact of & response to COVID-19, effective & inclusive savings, digital finance, climate change, client protection and more.

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UNCDF Is Boosting Financial Inclusion and Job Creation in Ghana Through Green Innovation Challenge

Applicants can be based anywhere globally, however solutions must focus on youth, women, returning migrants or MSMES in Ashanti and Western regions of Ghana.

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New IFC Initiative Helps Banks in Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Egypt Scale Climate Finance

The program is designed to increase climate lending by participating banks in Egypt, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Africa to 30 percent of their portfolios by 2030.

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Funding for Research on Access to Energy, WASH, and Food Security for MFIs and Suppliers

The project will entail market studies with rural households in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa, to investigate the nexus between energy access, access to WASH, and food security.

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IFC and IDB Invest Share System to Help Latin American Financial Institutions Measure Climate Impact

The new agreement allows two of the leading multilateral development banks with focus on the private sector to offer Climate Assessment for Financial Institutions tool to a larger number of financial institutions.

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IFC, Aavas Financiers to Help Catalyze Affordable Green Housing Finance for Low-Income Borrowers in India

An endeavor to address a critical gap in affordable green housing in India will benefit scores of low-income borrowers, including women.

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IFC Lends Support to UniCredit Leasing to Enhance SME and Climate Financing in Romania

The EUR 27.5 million investment will generate jobs, boost energy-efficiency measures, and help reduce carbon emissions.​

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GGF and TBC Leasing Expand Access to Local Currency Finance for Energy Efficiency Measures in Georgia

The Green for Growth Fund has provided TBC Leasing with a loan of $5 million equivalent in Georgian lari to bolster energy efficiency measures among small and medium enterprises.

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Symbiotics Launches INR 1,260 Million Bond To Finance Indian C&I Solar Developer Fourth Partner Energy Limited

Symbiotics has arranged its first bond, the proceeds of which are solely used to finance renewable energy projects.

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IFC Updates CAFI Platform to Help Financial Institutions Measure Climate Impact

IFC has updated its first-of-a-kind online climate impact measurement platform to make it easier for financial institutions to assess the climate eligibility of their investments and estimate the development impact of their climate-related activities.