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BNP Paribas, a player committed to Microfinance in Europe

  • 13.11.2019

BNP Paribas is supporting the 2019 edition of European Microfinance Week, to be held 20-22 November in Luxembourg. Organised by e-MFP (European Microfinance Platform), this flagship meeting of financial inclusion players in Europe will welcome more than 500 professionals in the sector: NGOs, businesses, researchers, microfinance institutions (MFIs), and others.

European Microfinance Week: connecting the players in inclusive finance

On the agenda for this edition, more than 25 sessions devoted to today's microfinance challenges, including strengthening resilience to climate change through financial inclusion and protecting the poorest populations.  

Two BNP Paribas experts will be speaking on this occasion

Claudia Belli
Global Head of Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance,
BNP Paribas 
Round table: Investors, partners or competitors?
How to be more effective through cooperation.

21 November, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Alain Levy 
Head of Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship -
Americas and Asia, BNP Paribas

Round table: Investing in resilience to climate change.

22 November, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

30 year of commitment to microfinance 

For 30 years, BNP Paribas has been supporting microfinance all around the world to help the most vulnerable people create their businesses and thereby improve their standard of living. In Europe, BNP Paribas began by partnering key Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) such as Adie in France and Permicro in Italy, before deepening its involvement by co-creating the MFIs MicroStart in Belgium and Microlux in Luxembourg. 

Microfinance key figures, BNP Paribas*

900M€

TOTAL AMOUNT OF SUPPORT FOR MICROFINANCEOF WHICH 1/3 IN EUROPE

84

MFIs financed in 33 countries

1.8M

women have benefited from financial support

79/100

average score of the MFIs supported by BNP Paribas (vs 64/100 for other MFIs)

*Estimated BNP Paribas microfinance figures since 1989.

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