2018 Convergences Awards: discover the finalists!

2018 Convergences Awards: discover the finalists!

Since 2011, the Convergences Awards have rewarded innovative partnerships for the benefit of the common good. Organized in partnership with the IPPAG and the IRD, and with the support of B&L Evolution, Devex and Mairie de Paris, the 2018 Awards includes 3...
Impact Investing helps microfinance break into the big leagues

Impact Investing helps microfinance break into the big leagues

The visibility of financial management practices with environmental and social objectives varies according to media cycles. Microfinance and fair trade made their mark in the early 2000s, which greatly contributed to their growth. It is to be hoped that the recent...
Apply for the 2018 Convergences Awards!

Apply for the 2018 Convergences Awards!

Every year since 2011, the Convergences Awards have rewarded innovative partnerships for the benefit of the common good. This year, the Awards are supported by IRD, IPPAG, as well as B&L Evolution, Devex and Mairie de Paris. They are open to projects carried out...
Microfinance in France: a success story?

Microfinance in France: a success story?

Across the world, microfinance has often been portrayed as a success story given its ability to contribute to economic development and poverty reduction on the basis of sustainable financial results. The impact studies carried out in recent years and the gradual...
Contribute to the next Convergences World Forum

Contribute to the next Convergences World Forum

See you in the fall for the 11th Convergences World Forum! Come reflect together about society, the one that defines us, but also the one that we can contribute to change in order to build a fairer and more sustainable tomorrow. Because the world of tomorrow must be...
SDG 17: Unity is strength

SDG 17: Unity is strength

Read our op-ed in the sustainable development media Impakter Collaboration and multi-stakeholder partnerships have now become overused terms, new fashionable expressions adopted by companies, public institutions and the non-profit ecosystem. They have been presented...
KEY FIGURES OF MICROFINANCE IN EUROPE

KEY FIGURES OF MICROFINANCE IN EUROPE

At the occasion of the European Microfinance Week, organised by e-MFP, we re-publish the key figures of financial inclusion in Europe, first realesed in the 2017 Microfinance Barometer. This article was written by Nicola Benaglio, Policy and Research Officer at the...
Prakti: meeting with Mouhsine Serrar

Prakti: meeting with Mouhsine Serrar

INSPIRING STORIES Prakti‘s story: discover Mouhsine Serrar, laureate of the International Convergences Award in 2012. About Prakti Prakti is a cookstove developer, manufacturer and distributor committed to combating threatening respiratory diseases, poverty, and...
CRÉSUS STORY

CRÉSUS STORY

INSPIRING STORIES  CRÉSUS’ story: Meeting with Jean-Louis Kiehl, laureate of the France Convergences Award in 2011 About CRÉSUS CRÉSUS is a network of federated not-for-profit associations founded 23 years ago, and whose mission is recognized as being of public...