Browsing: Microfinance


Micro Financing as a Sustainable Investment

Oct 26th, 2020 | Filed under: Microfinance, Newly Added, Socially responsible investing, Alternative Investments in Context, ESG, Emerging Alternative Investments, Other Topics in Alts

Micro finance is a very contested subject within the realm of ESG investing. The idea, for which a Bangladeshi, Muhammad Yunus won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, is that very small loans to very small-scale entrepreneurs within large populations that have historically gone unbanked, and in particular that haveRead More

A Microfinance Fund for Central Java, Indonesia

May 13th, 2018 | Filed under: Microfinance, Newly Added, Digital currencies, Emerging Alternative Investments, Other Topics in Alts

Blossom Finance, an investment consultancy that describes its business model as “commercial financing with social benefits,” announced recently open enrollment for an Islamic microfinance fund designed to bolster micro-businesses and traditional market sellers in the province of Central Java, Indonesia. This will be a crypto-currency infused fund: participants can investRead More

Marketplace Lending: Just Because I’m Disruptive Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Be Friends!

May 23rd, 2017 | Filed under: Microfinance, Newly Added, Other Issues in Private Investments, Emerging Alternative Investments, Private Investments, Other Topics in Alts

Mark Shore, chief research officer of Shore Capital Research, and an adjunct professor at DePaul University, has prepared an “overview” of marketplace lending for institutional investors and wealth managers. The practice under discussion is also known as peer-to-peer, or even in these character economizing days as P2P, lending. Shore explainsRead More

For The Netherlands: Sustainable Development Proposal

Dec 18th, 2016 | Filed under: Microfinance, Newly Added, Emerging Alternative Investments, SRI and Clean Energy, Other Topics in Alts

Eighteen major financial institutions, including ABN AMRO and ING Groenbank, have signed onto an ambitious program for sustainable development goals’ investment (SDGI). The institutions involved proclaim that they believe it is in their best interest, “as well as that of our clients and investees, to consider the largest societal challengesRead More

Microfinance and Its Critics: An Update

Oct 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Microfinance, Alpha Hunters, Socially responsible investing

The convergence of a central banker and micro financiers at a recent ceremony in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea inspires a look at where the MFI industry stands, and where it is headed. Read More