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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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SURVEY: MICROFINANCE - The hidden wealth of the poor - Financial services are at last spreading from the rich to the developing world—and even making money

Author: Tom Easton, Economist, Published on: 3 November 2005

What makes microfinance such an appealing idea is that it offers “hope to many poor people of improving their own situations through their own efforts,” says Stanley Fischer, former chief economist of the World Bank...Local banking giants that used to ignore the poor, such as Ecuador's Bank Pichincha and India's ICICI, are now entering the market. Even more strikingly, some of the world's biggest and wealthiest banks, including Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, HSBC, ING and ABN Amro, are dipping their toes into the water.
[also refers to SKS, Grameen Bank, K-Rep]

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Related companies: ABN Amro Banco del Pichincha Citigroup Commerzbank Deutsche Bank Grameen Bank HSBC ICICI ING K-Rep Bank SKS (Swayam Krishi Sangam)