Recent News

Summary of Recent Articles

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BiD NetworkScaling up SME access to financial services in the Developing World Report11/10
Innovation StoryAshoka, G20, Rockefeller introduces 14 innovative finance models
CNBC VideoBoosting the Smaller Players: Interview with Bailey Kringer, CEO of Entrepreneurial Finance Lab11/11/10
International Business TimesCanada commits $20 million to SME finance innovation fund
International Business TimesG20 to commit millions of dollars for new, innovative SME financing models11/11/10
The Huffington Post
A Novel Approach to Mobilizing SME Capital- -- Let the Private Sector Lead06/29/10
The AtlanticHow the G20 Can Fix International Aid11/11/10
Financial PostCanadian non-profit wins G20 small business funding challenge
National PostGroup helps small businesses in developing world to unlock financing11/15/10
Indian ExpressInnovative finance models for SMEs introduced
China DailyG20 Summit promotes innovative finance models for SMEs
CCTVG20 Seoul Summit promotes innovative finance models for SMEs11/12/10
Fast CompanyThe Peace People: Trust Boosts Entrepreneurs in Troubled Countries, Nabs Global Prize


NasdaqKorea, US, Canada, IDB To Set Up $528 Million Small Firms Finance Fund
The Economic TimesIndia set to emerge as social innovation hub11/19/10
Indian Financial Express
Innovative finance models for SMEs introduced11/15/10
The FinancialIFC Supports G-20 SME Finance Agenda Through Finance Innovation Fund, Stocktaking Report
Microfinance FocusG20 to commit millions of dollars for new, innovative SME financing models
EFY TimesAshoka Changemakers Breaking News11/15/10
Smart PlanetNon-profits, businesses team up on sustainability strategy11/04/10
Axiom NewsG20 Commits $528 Million to SME Finance Challenge Winners11/24/10
Axiom NewsG-20 Finance Challenge Unlocking Funds for SMEs11/03/10
NextBillionFriday Roundup: Happy Birthday, Agora Partnerships

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Impactful Ideas: Update on the G-20 SME Finance Challenge09/21/10
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Dispora Camp 2010: Facilitating Access to Finance for African SMEs08/03/10
A Novel Approach to Mobilizing SME Capital -- Let the Private Sector Lead07/07/10
Beyond Profit
Ashoka and G20 Partner to Launch SME Competition07/22/10
Ethical Markets
A Smart Investment in SMEs06/27/10
IFC Supports G-20 SME Finance Challenge to Provide Financial Solutions for Businesses07/29/10
SocialFinance.caA Close Look at Who Won the G20 SME Finance Challenge11/16/10
White House: Office of Science and Technology PolicyCompetition Pumps Funds into a Novel Growth Industry11/19/10
The White HouseG-20: Fact Sheet on a New Global Framework to Fund Innovative SME Finance Models11/12/10
Prime Minister of CanadaPM congratulates winners of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Finance Challenge


Canada News CenterPM congratulates winners of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Finance Challenge11/12/10
US Department of State2010 Summit of the Global Banking Alliance for Women10/21/10
The White House Blog
The SME Finance Challenge: Supporting Small Businesses as Big Engines of Growth07/22/10
Al EtmanskiA British Columbia Jewel at the G-20 Seoul Summit - Tips for Solution Based Advocacy11/16/10
Philanthropy News DigestAshoka Changemakers Announces G-20 SME Finance Challenge Winners11/16/10
DevexIFC Spearheads G20 SME Fund11/15/10 ReutersG20 closes ranks but skims over toughest task
NPRObama: Fed Action Not Designed To Weaken Dollar
Hollandtrade.comDutch initiatives win awards at G20 11/23/10
Africa.comG-20 Looks to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises for Economic Revival in Developing Countries11/12/10
ZimbioWorld Leaders Attend G20 Seoul Summit - Day 2 11/11/10
The Financial
IFC Supports G-20 SME Finance Challenge to Provide Financial Solutions for Businesses07/29/10
International Labour Organization
The G-20 Finance SME Challenge06/30/10
Global Times
G-20 leaders resolved to speed reform of International Financial Institutions06/28/10
Global Post
G20 SME Finance Competition06/27/10

These Changemakers articles come from a three-part series focused on SME investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, also featured on Social Edge and Changemakers:

See Change MagazineWhy supporting SMEs supports women
Alison Hockenberry
Small Businesses Around the World: Shared Challenges, Shared Solutions10/12/10
Social Edge
Alison Hockenberry
Honeypot in Africa's Missing Middle--Investing in SMEs09/27/10
Alison Hockenberry
Economic Downturn as an Opportunity: Investing in Small and Medium Sized Businesses Now09/27/10

Spanish Editorials:

El Universal
Per Kurowski
¿Reguladores tapados?08/19/10
Administradores BlogDesafio G-20 vai dar financiamento a pequenas e medias empresas06/15/10