Posts written by Eugene Ellmen


  1. The future of Canadian impact investing in developing countries

    January 17, 2020 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

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    Eugene Ellmen, former Oikocredit Director shares 6 recommendations emerging from a report conducted by CAFIID - Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development, that "can help to develop a vibrant Canadian ecosystem for impact investment in developing countries"

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  2. Investment in small farmers key to feeding the world and reducing poverty

    September 28, 2017 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments


    According to UN estimates, the world population is expected to grow from about seven billion currently to more than nine billion by 2050. This means that farmers around the world are going to have to produce a lot more food, while limiting their impact on land, water and the global climate.

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  3. Innovative investment needed to eradicate energy poverty

    March 2, 2017 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments


    The goal to eradicate poverty in the developing world will take more than just money. It will also take energy to cook food, heat and light homes and power computers and cellphones.

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  4. The high price tag behind the SDGs and why investors need to get behind them

    May 13, 2016 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

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    Up to £4.8 trillion will be needed every year to achieve the sustainable development goals on infrastructure, clean energy, water, sanitation and agriculture. Governments alone won’t be able to handle this.

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  5. Investors can help create global impact through responsible microfinance

    July 14, 2015 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments


    The dream of Mohammed Yunus to use microfinance to relegate poverty to museums has taken a beating in recent years. The tremendous growth of the microfinance industry has prompted some aggressive and unethical players to prey on the poor with high interest rates, multiple loans and coercive collections.

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