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Creation Strives for Good Returns—and a Better World – MiddleMarketGrowth.org

Creation Strives for Good Returns—and a Better World DEBORAH L. COHEN | JANUARY 14TH, 2015 Small things do add up. Or so it seems for Patrick Fisher and his growing team at Chicago-based Creation Investments Capital Management. The private equity firm aims to marry healthy investor returns with a social impact mission to provide microloans to the …
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Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund II, LP Announces An Oversubscribed Final Fund Closing of $75 Million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – June 14, 2013 – Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund II, a global private equity fund focused on financial services and microfinance, completed its final closing on May 31, 2013 with total committed capital of $75 million USD.  The Fund was oversubscribed on its target of $60 million USD less …
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Investing In Inclusion: How To Deliver Financial Services To The World’s Poor – Forbes

Editor’s Note: Michael Schlein brings more than 25 years of experience in international banking, management, and public service to his role as president and chief executive officer of Accion. Previously he served in senior executive roles at Citibank and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Modern financial markets exclude billions of the world’s poor. That’s a …
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Grameen Koota raises $10 million USD (or 532 million INR) in its 3rd round of equity funding lead by Creation Investments

Grameen Koota raises $10 million USD (or 532 million INR) in its 3rd round of equity funding lead by Creation Investments February 27, 2013 – Bangalore, India: Grameen Financial Services Pvt Ltd (GFSPL), popularly know as Grameen Koota today announced its third round of equity funding of $10 million USD (or 532 million INR) lead …
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Making a profit from making a difference – FT.com

August 5, 2012 5:40 am Making a profit from making a difference By Sophia Grene ©GettySustainable logging carried out in Cameroon in the Congo Basin natural woodland: preserving forests is just one project impact investing can help To many, investment is purely about generating a return on their money, but a growing band of wealthy …
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Notre Dame, MIT Economists Demonstrate Wage Impacts of Large Microfinance Program

JULY 20, 2012 BY GBE FACTS LEAVE A COMMENT Fonkoze Credit Center – Participants in Chemen Lavi Miyó, a program offered by Fonkoze (a microfinance organization). The participants meet twice a week in Mirebalais, Haiti, to learn basic life skills. Photographer: Laura Elizabeth Poh A major argument in favor of microfinance is that the poor who live in areas …
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Doughnuts Defeating Poverty – NYT.com

OP-ED COLUMNIST By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: July 4, 2012 53 Comments MASUMBA, Malawi Damon Winter/The New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof Nicholas D. Kristof/The New York Times Biti Rose Nasoni in the village of Masumba, Malawi. If you want to understand some of the best new ideas to chip away at global poverty, an excellent place …
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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Announces Launch of Investing with Impact Platform

Investing with Impact Platform offers an investment approach targeting risk-adjusted financial returns as well as positive environmental and social impact Submitted by:Morgan Stanley Categories:Socially Responsible Investing,Finance Posted:Apr 26, 2012 – 01:30 PM EST NEW YORK, Apr. 26 /CSRwire/ – Morgan Stanley Smith Barney today announced the launch of a new investment platform designed to help …
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Mexico’s Compartamos Sees More Growth In Micro-Lending – WSJ.com

MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones)–Mexico’s Compartamos SAB (CMPRF, COMPARC.MX) said Wednesday its net profit expanded 12% on the year in the first quarter as the microfinance lender grew its loan portfolio and attracted new clients. Chief Financial Officer Patricio Diez told Dow Jones Newswires that the company is “very satisfied” with the results. Compartamos grew its …
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A second Polish microcredit provider under Progress Microfinance

11/01/2012   Inicjatywa Mikro, owned by Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I and Balkan Financial Sector Equity Fund,  is joining the group of Polish microcredit providers under Progress Microfinance with a senior loan of up to EUR 4 million aimed at supporting the self-employed, in particular of the agricultural sector based in the South of Poland. Inicjatywa Mikro is …