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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Responsible Pricing, Profits and Self-Regulation in Microfinance: Views from the Smart Campaign

By Isabelle Barrès — Accion

The Smart Campaign offers certification to microfinance institutions that uphold its client protection principles. In the process, it has sparked debate on topics like responsible pricing, appropriate profits and the value of self-regulation. In response to recent criticisms of its certification process, Campaign director Isabelle Barrès lays out its perspective on these three issues.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

NexThought Monday - Solving the Energy Access Problem: In-house distribution + in-house product design

By Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh founded Greenlight Planet to offer rural, low-income families a clean, affordable, and safe alternative to traditional kerosene lamps. But he and his team quickly discovered that producing a great product got them only halfway home. Walsh says bringing Greenlight's distribution chain in house, along with its product design, has made all the difference for the for-profit firm.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Outgrower Schemes: A pathway to sustainable agriculture

By Jane Abramovich and Samantha Krause

Outgrower schemes, which link networks of unorganized smallholder farmers with domestic and international buyers, have demonstrated win-win potential – but don't always live up to it. TechnoServe, in Part 1 of a two-part series, details its investigation into the features of effective and sustainable outgrower models.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WIN-WIN 2.0: Connecting gender lens investing with clean tech

By Najada Kumbuli — Calvert Foundation

The smoke released from traditional sources of household energy pose serious risks to the people's health – particularly women and children. That's why Calvert Foundation and its partners have committed to investing an additional $20 million through its women-focused WIN-WIN portfolio, in organizations and enterprises that provide clean household technologies and fuels.

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