On May 25, University of Chicago will host the annual Chicago Microfinance Conference titled "Microfinance: The Road Ahead." Impact measurement, securitization, and product and technology innovation are on this year's agenda.
It seems that U.S. big business is doing its best to make up for any past rectitude on climate change. Barely a day goes by without another firm announcing a "green" initiative.
The World Competitiveness Yearbook, which mixes statistical indicators and perception surveys ranking 55 countries on their competitiveness, was released last week.
Large European banks are more international than their U.S. counterparts, even when not counting intra-EU business. Recent research compares the 60 largest of the world and finds that European banks have 50% of their business outside their home country, half of which is outside the EU.
The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group (IFC) and the Financial Times (FT) have announced their second annual Essay Competition. This year's theme is "Private Sector Development: Creating Markets, Transforming Lives."
Awards of 20,000, 10,000 and 5,000 USD up for grabs, and a chance to have your ideas published and maybe put to work.
Deadline to apply is September 30.
No, no, no… they don't want your money, they won't ask you to go anywhere and do anything, and, best of all, you determine the time commitment.
All they want is your know-how, contacts, and creativity.