SDG 8 : Finance for a 3Zero World

SDG 8 : Finance for a 3Zero World

SDG 8 : FINANCE FOR A 3ZERO WORLD   FINANCE SERVING A 3ZERO WORLD OR HOW TO END TWO-SPEED FINANCE While global annual asset management stocks are valued at $100 trillion, philanthropy-related flows (in the broad sense) amount to $500 billion. With the new generations,...
Discover the 3 winners of the Convergences Awards

Discover the 3 winners of the Convergences Awards

After several months of selection, 3 projects have won the Convergences Awards, which have rewarded innovative partnerships for the benefit of the common good since 2011. Companies, associations, public authorities, academic sector: all face the challenges of the 21st...
Blockchain and microfinance: hype or promise?

Blockchain and microfinance: hype or promise?

In April 2018, 73 people in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, received 583,000 Nepali Rupees (approximately 5,500 dollars) using Sikka, an application funded and created by World Vision’s Nepal Innovation Lab. This was like any other cash transfer in a disaster-striken country,...
The untapped potential of microfinance in Europe

The untapped potential of microfinance in Europe

Microfinance has become a growing sector of activity in Europe over the last years. It still carries an important growth potential considering the impacts of the current low economic growth on disadvantaged and impoverished populations and the need to ensure their...
A closer look: Why invest in microfinance?

A closer look: Why invest in microfinance?

While microfinance is still a young sector, it has experienced significant annual global growth in recent years, averaging close to 9%: joint interview with Eric Campos (Head of Social and Corporate Responsibility, Crédit Agricole SA & CEO, Grameen Crédit Agricole...
Key figures of financial inclusion | World

Key figures of financial inclusion | World

Microfinance’s global figures in 2017 :  mixed picture At the end of 2017, MFIs reached an estimated 139 million low-income and underserved clients with loans totaling an estimated 114 billion dollars. These levels represented a growth of 5.6% in total borrowers and...
The Convergences World Forum Carbon Compensation

The Convergences World Forum Carbon Compensation

Vote for the Forum's carbon compensation project CONVERGENCES’ INVOLVEMENT Convergences’ actions are committed to the values of “Zero exclusion, zero carbon and zero poverty”. Convergences encourages responsible behaviors to insure the sustainability of...