Pairing access to finance and energy to solve global poverty

Street vendor in Wakiso District Uganda

Pairing access to finance with access to energy can help more than a billion people raise their standard of living, banish poverty to the past and no longer be counted among the unbanked

Five ways fintech is improving access to financial services

Fruit and vegetable stall at the Kawangware market on the outskirts of Nairobi

Firms around the world are providing fintech solutions to many local problems, including financial inclusion, microfinance and online payments

Impact investing creates template for responsible capitalism

Making a profit while addressing social and environmental challenges is proving popular among wealthy donors and investors, writes Alexandra Tracy

Making nothing into something

The success of microfinance has fuelled the need to finance growth into full-scale financial services for the poor, writes Rod Newing