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Grameen Koota Reaches Milestone with 1 Million Microfinance Customers

Monday, July 27, 2015 3:00PM IST (9:30AM GMT) Bangalore, Karnataka, India Bangalore-based NBFC –MFI, Grameen Koota Financial Services Pvt Ltd (Grameen Koota) has reached a new milestone of 1 million microfinance customers, in a testimony to its strong client-centric approach aimed at providing holistic financial and social services. Grameen Koota, with 3,000 employees working in …

Commercial Credit and Finance PLC receives Rs. 1.68 billion from Creation Investments: the Largest International PE Investment into a Sri Lankan LFC

Leading frontier markets private equity investor, Creation Investments Capital Management LLC (“Creation”), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Creation Investments Sri Lanka LLC (“Creation Sri Lanka”), has agreed to invest Rs. 1.68 billion (US$12.4 million equivalent) into one of Sri Lanka’s leading finance companies, Commercial Credit and Finance PLC (“CCF”). The transaction will involve the issuance …

Impact Investing Helps Advisors Stay Ahead Of The Curve – FA

MARCH 20, 2013 • TIM FREUNDLICH Financial advisors take note: your impact investing offerings will soon define whether you are ahead of the curve or whether you will be trying to catch up in years to come. JP Morgan’s recent Perspectives on Progress report, released in partnership with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), found that …

Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

HBR Blog Network Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital by Sir Ronald Cohen and William A. Sahlman  |   8:00 AM January 17, 2013 During the past century, governments and charitable organizations have mounted massive efforts to address social problems such as poverty, lack of education, and disease. Governments around the world are straining …

Microfinance Today – a Social Investment

Laura Hemrika, Corporate Citizenship 31.01.2012 As microfinance continues to grow and the broader field of social entrepreneurship gains increased attention at Credit Suisse and beyond, Rupert Scofield, CEO of microfinance partner FINCA International and experienced social entrepreneur, talks to us about future trends and opportunities in both.   One of the earlier and best known …