Social audit and due diligence of mfis and Social businesses

  • CERISE-SPI4, the reference social audit freeware for microfinance institutions - used by more than 15% of MFIs in the world and 30 impact and institutional investors: www.cerise-spi4.org

  • CERISE-SBS, the Social Business Scorecard, a social audit freeware for social businesses: www.cerise-sb.org


Impact-driven investor Assessment

Infusing an investor daily operations with its impact thesis calls for clear vision, strong governance, coherent procedures, useful data and trained, motivated human resources.

CERISE-IDIA is a light and rapid assessment framework that allows you to verify five key areas that are critical to operationalizing your impact strategy. Download it by clicking here and contact CERISE would you want tailored advisory support: cerise@cerise-microfinance.org

Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs

In 2017, members of the CERISE Social Business Working Group expressed a desire to work on a methodology to evaluate the contribution of social businesses to the UN-SDGs. The result of this unique collaborative work, MetODD-SDG, is online since August 2018.

With MetODD-SDG, mission-driven organisations can now track the achievements of their social mission through the only list of micro-level indicators for SDG Targets level.

Simple, powerful, easy-to-use, MetODD-SDG is publicly available online at cerise-sb.org/sbs-and-sdgs

Thanks to the support of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.


rural finance and agriculture

Le préfinancement des commandes dans la filière commerce équitable Study conducted by CERISE and published in 2015 by the Platform for Fair Trade in partnership with Max Havelaar France and Ethiquable. The study identifies the main financing options available in Europe for pre-financing of fair trade contracts. Product terms and conditions provided for the following investment funds : Alterfin, Fefisol, Impact Finance, Incofin, Fairtrade Access Fund, Oikocredit, Rabo Rural Fund, ResponsAbility Fair Trade Fund, Root Capital, Shared Interest Society, SIDI (Solidarité Internationale pour le Développement et l'Investissement) et Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund.

Guide Organisation de Producteurs-Institutions Financières (OP-IF) (in French)






News and updates

Microfinance Barometer 2016

Microfinance Barometer 2016