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Social Performance & Impact Ratings (SPIR) announcement: P.E.B.Co-BETHESDA

Inclusion [Social Ratings] released a newly assigned Social Performance & Impact Rating (SPIR) today on P.E.B.Co-BETHESDA (PEBCo), a non-banking financial institution based in Cotonou, Benin. PEBCo’s Social Mission is to “Improve the living conditions of the poor by offering quality financial and non-financial services of good quality.” Inclusion [Social Ratings] assigned PEBCo a SPIR rating grade of […]

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Benin based MFI gets rated

P.E.B.Co-Bethesda (PEBCo), a NBFI based in Cotonou, Benin, obtained a SPIR3- rating, which suggests that its processes and infrastructure are consistent with a good likelihood of acting in the best interest of its clients, which is amongst its highest priorities. Santiago Arnaudin, Director of Social Ratings (I[SR]) says: “PEBCo obtains good financial results, driven by its […]

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Launch of our publications on Medium

Inclusion [Social Ratings] is pleased to announce the launching of its new blogging platform on Medium. Our series “How to improve your Social Performance” is now available on this new platform in English and Spanish. Each article develops necessary tools for promoting responsible financial inclusion and resources to strengthen day-to-day activities. We will be publishing future articles […]

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Tools for improving your Social Performance & Impact VIII

The eighth report of our series on how to improve your social performance and impact focuses on appropriate product design and distribution. It’s a practical guide to create and implement written policies, collect data, train and monitor staff, among others. The purpose of the series is to promote responsible financial inclusion by providing financial institutions […]

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SAM 2019

Our Inclusion [SR] team is currently at the SAM 2019, the African Microfinance Week, which this year is taking place in Burkina Faso. Gilles da Costa and Ana de Miguel are meeting with MFIs, social investors and financial inclusion partners. If you are also attending the conference and want to set up a meeting with […]

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Recycling and environmental awareness workshop

Inclusion [Social Ratings]’ Social Responsibility & Environmental Committee Recycling and environmental awareness workshop 22 November 2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina The Social Responsibility and Environmental Committee at Inclusion [Social Ratings] is pleased to announce the second activity that will be carried out by our office in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This initiative aims to keep […]

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Foromic 2019

Inclusion [SR] will be present at the annual Foromic event from 30 October to 1 November in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  If you wish to find out more about us and would like to meet with our representatives please contact Santiago Arnaudin here.

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SAM 2019

Inclusion [SR] will be present at the The African Microfinance Week (french acronym SAM) from 21 to 25 October in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. If you wish to find out more about us and would like to meet with our representatives please contact Ana de Miguel here.

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Inclusion [Social Ratings]’ Social Responsibility and Environmental Committee holds first lecture on Gender Violence

On September 4th our Social Responsibility and Environmental Committee (SR&E Committee) held their first lecture on gender violence at the therapeutic community “Villa Arias”, a government center for the treatment of addictions. We invited the psychologist Silvana Alarcón and the social worker Verónica Llanos to moderate the conference. A group of residents that are currently in rehabilitation at the center […]

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Tools for improving your Social Performance & Impact, Vol. VII

The seventh report of our series on how to improve your social performance and impact focuses on appropriate debt collection practices for financial providers, such as how to define abusive behaviour and determining an incentive system, among other related matters. The purpose of the series is to promote responsible financial inclusion by providing financial institutions with tools […]

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