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A peak into MetODD-SDG!

A case study of a mission-driven organization using MetODD-SDG to measure its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, CERISE and its working group created the first unifying framework that enables mission-driven organizations to track their contribution to SDG Targets. MetODD-SDG gives a list of micro indicators applicable to all kinds of projects and social…

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Study on Social Performance Management in Microfinance

Practices, results and challenges analyzed by Mathilde Bauwin, ADA, in collaboration with CERISE Download the full study (in English) Since 2014, CERISE has been supporting microfinance institutions (MFIs) wishing to evaluate their social performance management practices, thanks to the SPI4 social audit tool, fully aligned with the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management. CERISE centralizes…

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Progress in microfinance should inspire digital finance

Fintech, digital credit, pay-as-you-go … Nowdays, these new services are essential and hold great promise in transforming the sector of microfinance! By adopting digital finance new technologies, MFIs are getting closer to their customers and can reach more people. These innovations also help to better meet the needs of customers while reducing the cost toaccess financial…

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CERISE’s 20th anniversary!

CERISE started off the new year with a flourish, celebrating our 20th anniversary!  CERISE’s 20th anniversary event on January 11th was a wonderful occasion to connect with our partners near and far, past and future! The day was rich in dialogue, dreams and ideas for the future of ethical finance. Ethical finance must be transparent, accountable,…

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7 dimensions that define a high impact social business

The Social Business Scorecard is a self-assessment tool created to help social businesses achieve their social mission. SBS was developed by CERISE and a working group comprised of organizations looking to define what it means to be a social business.Over the course of 3 years of iterative and collaborative discussions, the group decided on 7…

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