Organisation

CERISE
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
CERISE
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's offer includes innovation for the public good and consultancy services to build local capacities and guide actors to strenghten responsible and inclusive organizations.
Social innovator: setting standards and developing tools
- CERISE leads working groups to define social standards collaboratively with the concerned stakeholders.
- CERISE then operationalizes the standards into easy-to-use self-assessment tools, freely accessible from our websites along with guidelines and technical resources for improvement.

Service provider: helping organizations reach their social mission
- CERISE coaches young organizations.
- CERISE also works with more mature organizations to identify gaps, prioritize actions, define monitoring systems, and ultimately improve their social performance.

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

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