April 17th Meeting Recap: Impact Investing – Pioneering Past, Promising Future

By SVMN Volunteer Monica Oyarzun On April 17, 2013, SVMN had the honor and privilege of welcoming Michael Schlein, President and CEO of ACCION, to discuss the organization’s history along with its strategies for future economic and social impact among base of the pyramid (BoP) populations.  During this discussion, Schlein emphasized the themes of hope, […]

Upcoming 4-17-13 Event: Impact Investing – Pioneering Past, Promising Future

Featuring: Michael Schlein Chief Executive Officer of Accion   Photo courtesy of CGAP Event Synopsis Accion has been at the leading edge of advancing the microfinance industry’s access to private capital markets for decades.  From their establishment of the first microfinance loan guarantee fund in the 1980’s to new work in socially responsible venture and angel […]

May 20-21 2010 Microfinance USA

Microfinance USA The place where microfinance practitioners, investors, and enthusiasts meet. May 20-21, 2010 * San Francisco, CA Presented by: Opportunity Fund, Kiva, the ACCION U.S. Network and Explore, Engage, and Expand microfinance in the United States. Early bird registration through March 15th! http://www.microfinanceusa2010.org Featured Speakers: Maria Shriver, First Lady of California Premal Shah, President […]

Sep. 16 SVMN Mtg Recap: Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance

Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance Successes and obstacles in profitably providing microfinance September 16, 2009 SVMN Speaker Event re-cap written by Leslie Roulias The SVMN speaker event on September 16th on “Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance” featured Managing Director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International, Elisabeth Rhyne.  Elisabeth recently published the book Microfinance for Bankers and […]

Sept. 16 SVMN Mtg: Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance

Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance Successes and obstacles in profitably providing microfinance The next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will be Wednesday, September 16, 2009 and will feature Managing Director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International, Elisabeth Rhyne. Elisabeth Rhyne Over the last six years, the microfinance sector has grown at an average rate of 30%.  Certainly […]