Young women in Spain benefit from microfinance funding thanks to the CEB
Through its partnership with Rabobank in the Netherlands, the CEB is providing financial incentives for businesses that do social good
Microfinance is vital to the success of thousands of very small businesses, and over the last decade the CEB has approved loans worth millions of euros to microfinance providers.
Italy, Spain MSMEs
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is a leading CEB borrower in Italy. Info met Antonella Baldino, Chief Business Officer at CDP, to learn more about the institution’s work.
In April 2017, the CEB issued its first social inclusion bond, creating an innovative new way for the Bank to finance its projects. The launch has enabled the CEB to demonstrate its leading role in the social bond market, with plans to issue a social inclusion bond on an annual basis.
Social housing, MSMEs, Education
While a lack of access to finance remains their greatest impediment to growth, the CEB continues to support these vital enterprises.
CEB financing supports entrepreneurship and job creation in Spain
In 2015, the CEB approved a € 2.5 million loan to Mikrofin for micro and small loans to low-income customers and MSMEs.
Bosnia and Herzegovina MSMEs
CEB's loan to MicroStart, a leading microcredit institution in Belgium, helps enterpreneurs get much needed finance to kick-off their business
Through its collaboration with PerMicro, the CEB supports financial inclusion of people on low income, resident migrants and ethnic minorities that have limited or no access to the formal banking system in Italy.