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“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 […]

“Critique of microfinance raises questions about efficacy, donor support of the industry” – Devex – March 16, 2015

According to an article published on March 16, 2015 on Devex, “(t)he microfinance industry is once again coming under fire for failing to deliver on poverty alleviation, income generation, education and women’s empowerment impacts — this time as the result of a broad survey of microfinance programs. The survey, released recently by the Abdul Latif Jameel […]