Vikram Akula, Chairperson, VAYA Finserv (Photo: A. Prabhakar Rao) On January 29, the board of SKS Microfinance, the country's only listed microfinance entity, approved the company's proposal to apply for a licence to set up a small finance bank, a new ... Money Today, 1 month ago
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SKS to apply for small finance bank licence - The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
This past week we hosted a two-day conference, Inclusion Inc. , at The Fletcher School, where we tested the idea that "the only competitive business is an inclusive business." Inclusive business, or business that pursues opportunities in ...Huffington Post, 5 days ago The Unintended Consequences of Inclusive Business Forbes.com, 1 week ago
Q. You started BOP, or the micro-credit revolution. How has it evolved over the years? A. I must clarify. We do not use the term 'bottom of the pyramid,' or BOP, as it is being used by certain groups that see it as a market opportunity. This ...NextBillion.net, 3 weeks ago
The new management, under M.R. Rao, started implementing new strategies to turn the company around. Photo: Bharath Sai/Mint SKS Microfinance Ltd , one of the largest microfinance companies in India, was a model for many other firms in the sector.Livemint.com, 3 weeks ago
New studies suggesting that microlending programs fail to raise their beneficiaries' income levels have reignited the debate over the effectiveness of the model in alleviating poverty, the Wall Street Journal reports. Under the microfinance model, ...Philanthropy News Digest, 3 weeks ago
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