Finance/Economics

New Interfaces for sustainable financial flow

What is the problem/s you are trying to solve? How does it relate to the SDGs? Sustainable finance will power the SDG Implementation at many levels, from large scale policy decisions to new green products on the financial markets. Ideally, all finance should be sustainable, but that would require sustainability (ESG) information to be embedded in all financial decisions. This transformation has started and is accelerating, if still a tiny fraction of global capital flows. Sustainable finance is emerging in different forms, from policy-related novel financing for biodiversity and climate action, to green finance products on the global market, and is essential for the implementation and ultimate success of the...

Young Entrepreneurs to Advance Local Economies and Community Health in Africa

BACKGROUND An extraordinary number of young adults and less developed local labor markets call for innovative economic solutions in African countries. Innovations should both increase labor market participation of young adults and transform local economies. At the same time, in many African countries there are serious threats to community health through water or vector borne diseases. Lack of clean drinking water and unimproved sanitation facilities put communities in dire need to find sustainable solutions to improve community health. AIMS An economic innovation with pilot status is ADA Microfinance Luxembourg’s Young Entrepreneurs Initiative. It provides microloans and financial training to help young people to start their own business in three African...