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SPTF Responsible IPOs Webinar: May 23 at 10a ET

Social Performance Task Force will host a webinar on responsible IPOs - Tuesday May 23, 10:00am EST. Following up on last year's FIEC-sponsored paper, "How to IPO Successfully and Responsibly: Lessons From Indian Financial Inclusion IPOs", Anna Kanze of Grassroots Capital…

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Blog series on the future of microfinance

The final CFI post, “FinTech in Microfinance: In Search of the High Tech – High Touch Unicorn”, has been added to the four-part blog series examining the role of microfinance in creating social value for the client. These posts are based on discussions…

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The Microfinance Industry: Revolution or Footnote?

  • March 6, 2017
  • Blog

Will microfinance respond and adapt to the evolving financial inclusion landscape, or is it yesterday’s solution, to be supplanted by more cutting edge, “impactful” initiatives? These are the questions to be discussed at an upcoming workshop, "The Microfinance Industry: Revolution…

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Highlights from Our Twitter Debate on Financial Inclusion IPOs

Initial public offerings (IPOs) have played an important role in both scaling the financial inclusion industry as well as catalyzing discussions that led to necessary improvements in the industry's infrastructure, regulations, and investor perception and understanding. The range of conflicting opinions about their…

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Linking Impact Measurement & Management Tools: Webinar on June 9th

The IRIS initiative, managed by the GIIN, and the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) partnered to align and bring clarity to impact measurement tools, metrics, and methodologies. On June 9th, the GIIN is hosting a webinar to explain these partnerships and answer questions. Grassroots is participating to provide the investor perspective on how it has incorporated tools into its impact investment activities.

Webinar date and registration details are below.

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New client outcomes database tool

Grassroots has been advocating and collaborating with initiatives to develop measurement tools for measuring outcomes at the client level. At today's Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) Social Investor Working Group meeting, Bobbi Gray of Freedom from Hunger introduced the Global Health…

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