On the second day of the conference, NpM will host a workshop designed to inform you about recent joint efforts taken by NpM members on ‘greening’ the Inclusive Finance sector and committing to addressing the subject in policy and practice. After an overview of where NpM members stand, which barriers and opportunities lie ahead and what their common vision and agenda for the future entails, they will give examples from three members on managing internal environmental risk (eg. fair trade carbon compensation as an innovative solution of your carbon reduction strategy); managing external environmental risk (eg. in value chain finance in Africa); and exploring green markets (eg. solar energy solutions for communities and business throughout Africa).
NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), is the leading national platform in inclusive finance sector worldwide. Established in 2003, the platform brings together Dutch development organisations, social investors and commercial banks active in the inclusive finance sector. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), NpM’s 13 members share a commitment to expanding access to finance in underserved regions and to anticipate the changing need in the sector to grow towards a responsible industry. The members of NpM are active in over 90 countries and have committed EUR 2.8 billion to the inclusive finance sector.
For more information: www.inclusivefinanceplatform.nl
Enclude is an advisory firm dedicated to building more inclusive and sustainable local economies. We provide integrated capacity and capital services that help clients and partners design, connect, finance and build solutions that generate sustainable business results and positive social and environmental outcomes. Enclude’s committed professionals work in five registered offices (Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan, India) and in project locations across the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia.
For more information: www.encludesolutions.com
FairClimateFund (FCF) was establishment in 2008 under the umbrella of ICCO (Interchurch Coordination Committee for Development). Since then we have worked on the design and development of the company: we invest in projects in India, South Africa and Ethiopia, implement clean cooking solutions (cook stove, biogas) and generate carbon credits. FCF supports companies, non-profit organizations and individuals to become climate neutral. To offset emissions we offer fair traded carbon credits from our own local projects. All our projects stimulate clean cooking methods for households in developing countries. Besides corporate solutions you can also offset your flights car or household. FairClimateFund also offers resale possibilities. Your compensation makes a difference for the climate and poverty reduction.
For more information: www.fairclimatefund.nl
Oikocredit is a social investor which has over 40 years’ experience in funding partner organizations active in inclusive finance (including microfinance), agriculture and renewable energy. Oikocredit’s loans and investments enable people living on low incomes to sustainably improve their living standards. Oikocredit finances more than 780 partners in over 70 countries and its outstanding capital totals € 940 million, of which 189 partners are located in > 20 countries in Africa, totalling € 180. Our head office is in Amersfoort, NL and we have regional and country offices in 34 countries.
For more information: www.oikocredit.coop
Triodos Investment Management (Triodos-IM) is an investment management company with a presence across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The company has more than 25 years of impact investing experience in sectors such as Energy & Climate, Inclusive Finance, Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Arts & Culture, and Sustainable Real Estate. We also invest in listed companies with an above-average environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Assets under management as per end of June 2016: EUR 3.1 billion.
For more information: www.triodos.com