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    10–15% growth for global micro and SME finance markets with significant regional differences

    22.11.2016 Zurich — Global micro and SME finance markets are expected to grow by 10-15% next year according to the newly published responsAbility ‘Micro and SME Finance Market Outlook 2017’. The Asia Pacific region remains the principal driver of this trend. In addition to traditional microfinance, SME financing in developing countries is booming.

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    Investment Case: Access Bank Tanzania – Booming business

    19.10.2016 Tanzania’s leading microfinance bank helps to channel the entrepreneurial energy of microentrepreneurs and small business owners into viable business models and is growing at rates of 22% a year.
    The Investment Case highlights the special contribution of private sector financing to the development of a functioning financial sector and thus more growth and prosperity.

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    Boosting public-private partnerships to mitigate climate change

    13.09.2016 Zurich, 13 September, 2016 – Developing economies will account for the vast majority of growth in global energy demand and CO2 emissions over the coming decades. Innovative investment vehicles targeting this part of the world enable private entities to invest, along with public institutions, in renewable-energy generation and energy efficiency. With this objective, Netherlands-based ASN Bank recently invested in a responsAbility-managed fund set up as a public-private partnership and aimed at mitigating climate change.

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  • 16.11.2016

    Meet responsAbility at the 8th TRT World Rice Conference, 16 to 18 November 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • 15.11.2016

    Join responsAbility at the Lantern Fund Forum, Lugano

  • 26.10.2016

    Meet responsAbility at the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa Conference, 1 & 2 November 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.