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Positive Planet

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Positive Planet
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Positive Planet
Founding year: 
1998
Country: 
France
Total number of staff: 
120
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
60
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 20 and 50%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
NGO, Network/Association/Platform
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Xavier Bertrand
Address: 
44 rue de Prony
F-75017
Paris
France
Phone: 
+33 (1) 4921 2626
Fax: 
+33 (1) 4921 2627
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Positive Planet’s mission is to create a better world for future generations by promoting private initiative with social and environmental impact. Positive Planet conducts projects to offer access to entrepreneurship, finance and markets for all, and particularly for the most vulnerable.

Type of intervention: 
  • Subsidies / donations in money
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. policy advice / development / lobby)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. networking/ donor / coordination)
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
Asia
Europe
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Access to financial services: support financial stakeholders in creating healthy environment and infrastructures to foster the development of financial inclusion and the access to financial services, Access to markets: Create win-win situation between
  • Intermediate level: Value chain development, Business development services, Environmental microfinance, Urban finance, Gender, Youth, Health, HIV/AIDS, Ultra poor programs
  • Micro level: Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Delivery models (group, indiv.), Strategic planning, Risk management
  • Other themes: Academic research, Impact and performances studies, Sector mapping, Evaluation
Main competences: 
  • Conduct market studies (Worldwide)
  • Improve access to innovative financial services, tailored to the specific needs of local populations
  • Increase financial literacy (MENA, Africa)
  • Risk Management (Asia, Africa)
  • Develop access to Digital financial services (Africa)
  • Improve Social performance management of financial institutions (Africa, Asia)
  • Provide economic opportunities in rural areas through the development of sustainable value chains: shea, vineyard, vanilla, rose, ylang ylang, patchouli, vetiver, etc. (Worldwide)
  • Provide vocational/ technical trainings, business development skills, for vulnerable populations such as youth and women
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 
  • Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Transfers and Payments
  • Financial Literacy through New Technologies
  • Access to health care and social welfare
  • Access to energy and housing
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