Like previous years, Blue Rhino will assist e-MFP in compiling the conference report for the European Microfinance Week 2014: “Developing Better Markets, the European Microfinance”. The conference will feature:
- a plenary discussing the complexity of balancing financial inclusion with the need for market stability with representatives of Central Banks and experts on regulation;
- a plenary on applying cutting-edge research to improving microfinance practice, featuring some of the most prominent academics in the sector;
- over 20 in-depth sessions exploring microfinance in conflict zones, post-disaster areas, working with individuals in poverty, agricultural value chains, as well as extending savings to the last mile;
- sessions exploring issues relevant to microfinance investors, including managing social responsibility during equity sales.
During this year’s edition of the EMW, the 5th European Microfinance Award on “Microfinance and the Environment” will be awarded. The Award is aimed at institutions that are integrating environmental governance or promoting initiatives that go above-and-beyond business as usual to incorporate environmental sustainability issues.