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Merrill Lynch commits $5 million to develop "Worldwidekids" Initiative

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, and Merrill Lynch have teamed up to launch the WorldwideKids initiative, a groundbreaking financial literacy program for children.

WIZZIT reaching the Unbanked of South Africa

WIZZIT is a South African company that has developed a mobile phone based banking service for unbanked and underbanked communities.

PwC helped Fundacion Paraguaya to develop a strategy and business plan for their work in microfinance and education

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partnered with Fundacion Paraguaya to develop a strategy and business plan for the organisation.

PwC partnered with BasicNeeds to help people with mental illnesses

PwC worked in Ghana with BasicNeeds, an organisation which works to alleviate the suffering of people with mental illnesses. The team acted as a facilitator to develop the organization's strategy and bring together stakeholders to discuss the potential implications of government legislation on...

PwC provides assistance to World Vision Ethiopia staff for capacity development and local market development strategy

PwC assisted World Vision Ethiopia staff to formulate a draft strategy for local market development.

PwC supports minority children education project in collaboration with Save the Children and local government

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) team provided support to the Yunnan Minority Basic Education Project (YMBEP), which was formed through a collaboration between Save the Children International and the local government.

ABN Amro India provides credit to 16 microfinance institutions in India

In August 2003, ABN AMRO India started a program to provide funding to 16 microfinance institutions in India.

ABN Amro subsidiary creates joint venture with microlending organisation ACCION

Banco Real, a major Brazilian bank owned by ABN AMRO, created a joint venture with the American non-profit microlending organisation ACCION.

Western Union partnered with Mercy Corps to increase financial literacy

Western Union, the leading money transfer service around the globe, entered into partnership with Mercy Corps in 2007 to increase financial literacy for families and individuals in some of the world's poorest countries. "Our World, Our Family" is the five-year, $50 million program that Western...

HSBC Amanah partners with Islamic Relief to offer microfinance in Pakistan

HSBC Amanah, the global Islamic banking division of HSBC group, has entered into a partnership with Islamic Relief, a major international relief and development charity, to offer a pilot Islamic microfinance scheme in Pakistan.

Deutsche Bank signed loan agreement with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Philippines

Deutsche Bank had signed a loan agreement with The Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD).

HSBC partners with MDMSB, a microfinance institute in India

The Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank (MDMSB), a microfinance institution (MFI) based in the Indian city of Mhaswad, partnered with HSBC to enhance banking strategies and financial support.

HSBC Turkey partnered with three Turkish NGOs to disburse microcredit loans

HSBC Turkey, the Turkish arm of the global bank HSBC, allocated USD 5 million to micro-credit loans between 2008 and 2010 in Turkey.

Grameen Foundation received $150,000 Amex grant

American Express has donated $150,000 to Grameen Foundation. The donation will help impart advanced training and technical assistance on accounting, management information systems, human resources and operations to Grameen's local partners: Activists for Social Alternatives in Tamil Nadu, Cashpor...

Partnership between Allianz and The Climate Group

The Climate Group Leadership Coalition of major regional governments and companies - including one of the founding members Allianz - has committed at the highest level to leadership on the issue of climate change. The Climate Group works with members of this coalition to advance global efforts on...

Partnership between Allianz and CARE International

Immediately after a devastating tsunami struck the shores of the Indian Ocean in 2004, Allianz gave generous donations to CARE International, a humanitarian organisation working to rebuild lives and livelihoods in the affected coastal regions in India, Indonesia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand....

Citigroup partners with Rainforest Alliance to support sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems

In 2007 the Citi Foundation granted $200,000 to the Rainforest Alliance (RA) to build the capacity of small and growing businesses and communities.

The World Bank Group

The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. The World Bank is comprised of five insitutions: - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) - International Development Association (IDA) - International Finance Corporation (IFC) -...

Scaling Up Inclusive Business: Advancing the Knowledge and Action Agenda

This is a report produced for the International Finance Corporation. It is based on 14 IFC client case studies and draws on other research undertaken by IFC and the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School on inclusive business, including recent research supported by the Bill & Melinda...

Business Models that Make a Difference

This is a publication produced by IFC (the International Finance Corporation) arguing that inclusive business models are good for business.