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Grassroots Capital Management PBC marks 10-year anniversary

It’s been ten years since we launched Grassroots Capital Management PBC to build on the work of the pioneering Gray Ghost Microfinance Fund of funds in engaging private investors with the global microfinance market in order to scale access to finance and other basic services for the poor and disenfranchised throughout the world and improve their lives. Over the course of those ten years, we built on our experiences as one of the earliest impact investors and together with our partners we have helped conceive, launch and manage 14 emerging markets equity and debt impact investment vehicles. We have taken the lead in industry efforts to help investors be clearer about balancing their social and financial objectives and incorporated these approaches into our own investment programs to help investors formulate and achieve their investment goals.

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Paul DiLeo moderated closing plenary at EMW2017

The closing plenary, "Microfinance: positioning ourselves for the next decade," will bring together leaders from the microfinance and broader impact investing community to extract key recommendations for the future of the microfinance industry. Paul DiLeo will be joined by John Alex,…

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New Publication: Microfinance – Revolution or Footnote

Should proponents of microfinance claim victory and go home? Has its image bottomed out? What can microfinance still accomplish? The new paper, “Microfinance: Revolution or Footnote?,” examines these key questions as it looks at the evolution of the microfinance sector since its inception more than 40 years ago and what lessons can be extracted going forward for microfinance and impact investing more broadly.
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Grassroots attends Foromic again this year.

  • November 7, 2017
  • Blog

Foromic 2017: Last week, Anna Kanze, Chief Operating Officer and Amit Brar, Investment Manager of Grassroots joined 1,200 participants from 43 countries at Foromic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Grassroots also took the opportunity to hold the semi-annual Advisory Board meeting of Prospero Microfinanzas,…

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Paul DiLeo has joined the board of CII.

  • November 7, 2017
  • Blog

CII (Caspian Impact Investments) is a four year old debt fund serving India’s burgeoning impact businesses.  The USD 40million fund launched and managed by Grassroots' Indian partner, Caspian Impact Advisors, has made loans to over 70 companies in sectors including sustainable…

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Grassroots is pleased to announce that Anna Kanze, Chief Operating Officer has been elected as the Investor Representative on the Board of the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF).

  • October 16, 2017
  • Blog

Anna Kanze's assignment was made by SPTF's investor members, the Social Investors Working Group or SIWG (https://sptf.info/working-groups/investors). The SPTF, founded in 2005, is a non-profit membership organization with more than 3,000 members from all over the world and from every stakeholder group in inclusive…

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