INNOVATION FOR ETHICAL FINANCE


Our activities focus on 3 areas

  • Standards setting – defining social standards collectively and collaboratively with the concerned stakeholders
  • Development of audit tools – based on collectively accepted standards
  • Improving practices – supporting institutions identify gaps, formulate recommendations and make improvements

 

 
 
 
OUR CLIENTS

Our tools and resources are designed to meet the needs of 3 types of actors:

  • Institutions - microfinance institutions and social businesses
  • Networks - professional associations, technical assistance providers, practitioner newtorks
  • Funders – investment funds, donors

OUR SERVICES

  • Action-research to define standards and operational tools
  • Training to support users of our tools
  • Technical assistance to carry out audits and improve practices
  • Knowledge creation based on field-based analyses and sector-level data

OUR ETHOS

Innovation for ethical finance is our core business ; sharing is our mission :

  • Free access to CERISE tools and resources
  • Active participation in forums, working groups, think tanks, sector level governance bodies (Social Performance Task Force, European Platform for Microfinance, Réseau Européen de la Microfinance, Coordination Sud, Convergences, African Microfinance Week, etc.)
  • Publications