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Alterfin Selected for the ImpactAssets 50

Impact Investing Showcase Features Fund Managers that Deliver Social, Environmental and Financial Returns Alterfin has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its fourth year, is the first publically available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. The objective of Alterfin is to help build a financial network that is accessible to groups of socially and economically disadvantaged people in developing countries who rarely have access to financial resources. Alterfin raises

Sopacdi in the documentary on fair trade coffee from Kivu

Discover the documentary from the Belgian development agency. Our partner Sopacdi is in the spotlight from 6'23". Watch the documentary

Best Practices for Smallholder Agricultural Finance

Alterfin and six other international social lending institutions have announced the launch of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF), an industry council focused on creating a thriving, sustainable and transparent financial market to serve the financing needs of small and growing agricultural businesses in low- and middle-income countries worldwide. The alliance of social lending institutions, also referred to as impact-first agricultural lenders, was formally launched today at the 11th Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, and will convene regularly to exchange

Share Capital on the Rise

Private investors confirm their interest in ethical financing alternatives. The Alterfin cooperative is a “living” proof that ethical investments with social and financial returns continue to make progress. In January 2011, the capital of the cooperative reached 15 million euros, and there were 1970 cooperative members. Almost three years later (as of 15/12/2013), the capital of Alterfin has reached 32 million euros, and the cooperative now has 4000 cooperative members, 95% of them private persons. Thanks to this capital, Alterfin can increase financing for its partners -like you - in the

FAST: Impact of Investments in Sustainable Agriculture

Saúl Castro, portfolio manager Latin America at Alterfin, was appointed vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of FAST (Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade) on 27 September. Saúl Castro has been a member of the FAST Board of Directors since 2010. Launched in May 2007, FAST is a non-profit organisation bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders, working collectively to bridge the financing gap in the sustainable Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) finance sector. FAST facilitates efficiency, transparency, and stability in financial markets for sustainable SMEs by providing objective
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