Organisation

Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Comité d'Échange de Réflexion et d'Information sur les Systèmes d'Epargne-crédit
Founding year: 
1998
Country: 
France
Total number of staff: 
5
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
4
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
NGO, Network/Association/Platform
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mrs. Cécile Lapenu
Address: 
14, Passage Dubail
75010
Paris
France
Phone: 
+33 (140) 36 9292
Organisation summary
Mission: 

CERISE aims to foster the development, in Europe and in the South, of ethical and responsible finance, by developing social assessment tools for financial institutions and their partners, to help them improve their social performance in view of contributing to the social and economic well-being of the populations they serve.

Type of intervention: 
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection, Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs), Governance and responsible investment in microfinance
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Microfinance investment vehicules, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance
  • Micro level: Performance (financial and social), Ratings and external audits, Strategic planning, MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training recruiting)
  • Other themes: Academic research, Impact and performances studies, Sector mapping, Evaluation
Main competences: 
  • Research, development and sharing of tools and methodologies for microfinance stakeholders (investors, TA providers, networks, MFIs)
  • Capitalizing on experiences, aimed at improving practices (social performance, impact, governance)
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIVERSAL SOCIAL ASSESSMENT TOOL ALIGNED WITH THE SECTORS STANDARDS AND INITIATIVES, USABLE BY ANY TYPE OF STAKEHOLDER (SELF ASSESSMENT FOR MFIS, EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT BY NETWORKS/INVESTORS/TA PROVIDERS/ETC.) RESEARCH ON SOCIAL IMPACT AND SOCIAL BUSINESS