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The responsible exit in microfinance equity sales

7 May 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - As holdings of microfinance investment intermediaries and development finance institutions mature, the sale of equity stakes is becoming an increasingly important task and one that requires consideration of additional dimensions of responsible finance and responsible market development. A new report explores what it means to exit responsibly from a microfinance equity investment. read more
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Moms and money: girls’ savings in India

5 May 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - With the support of Credit Suisse, Women’s World Banking is working with its network member SEWA Bank to design a unique savings programme targeted to girls. The project aims to help girls build assets in their own name and build their financial capability, beginning at a young age. read more
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Higher impact investment commitments

2 May 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - 125 of the world’s largest impact investors, including fund managers, banks, foundations, development finance institutions, and pension funds surveyed by J.P. Morgan and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) expect to commit 19% more capital to impact investments in 2014 compared to 2013, as satisfaction with the financial returns and the social and environmental impact of these investments remains high. read more
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Visión Banco deploys talent

2 May 2014
A good twenty years after its foundation, microfinance institution Visión Banco has become one of Paraguay’s biggest banks. 'We are essentially connected to society,' says Executive Director Beltrán Macchi. read more