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World Bank Reports That Microcredit Works After All

The World Bank has released a report that examines microfinance in Bangladesh over the longest period yet studied. The results were quite positive: The results of the basic model unequivocally show that group-based credit programs have significant positive effects in raising household welfare including per capita consumption, household non-land assets and net worth. Microfinance increases …

Investors Pouring More Into Impact Investments – JPMorgan

MAY 7, 2014 J.P. Morgan survey finds financial returns and impact satisfy most investors Microfinance is the fastest growing sector of social impact investing. Institutional investors expect to commit 19% more capital to impact investments in 2014 than they did last year, according to a recent survey by J.P. Morgan and the Global Impact Investing …