Asia

“Lebanon Establishes First Microfinance Association” – IESC – March 17, 2015

On March 17, 2015 International Executive Service Corps (IESC) reported that on January 12, 2015 “Lebanon’s Ministry of Interior and Municipalities officially approved the creation of the nation’s first microfinance association. The new association is made up of eight microfinance institutions that will work to strengthen the microfinance sector and increase access to finance for […]

“Life insurer does social business in emerging markets” – Financial Times – March 16, 2015

An article published on March 16, 2015 in the Financial Times profiled the environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach of LeapFrog, “a fund that has backed fast-growing African and Asian financial services since 2008.” Among LeapFrog’s holdings are companies offering specialized and tailored insurance products in Kenya and Nigeria. According to the article, LeapFrog’s specialism […]