On November 28, 2023, Crédit Agricole S.A. and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation celebrated the Foundation’s fifteenth anniversary by organizing an Inclusion Night at the Philanthro-Lab in Paris, and gathered 150 guests. After 15 years of action, the Foundation and its co-founders reaffirmed their commitment to inclusive and sustainable finance, alongside the Foundation’s administrators and partners. The President of the Fondation Raphaël Appert opened the evening by recalling the origin of the Foundation and taking stock of these 15 years.
The evening was introduced by Raphaël Appert, President and Véronique Faujour, General Delegate of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation
Véronique Faujour, General Delegate of the Foundation, then unveiled the ambitions of the Foundation, its roadmap for at least the next 15 years. The evening then took place on the theme of inclusion with various speakers:
Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and member of the Board of Directors of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation and Bertrand Badré, Managing Partner and founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital and Yann Arthus Bertrand took the floor to set the context for inclusion.
Medha Wilson, Managing Director of the MicroLoan UK Foundation, partner of the Foundation and Frédérique Bedos, journalist and director, intervened respectively to explain how on the ground financial inclusion and support for smallholder farmers in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi is taking shape and how to improve the inclusion of women entrepreneurs.
Matthieu Tordeur, adventurer and lecturer member of the French Explorers Society concluded the conference.
A graphic facilitator summarized the various interventions in drawings.
And finally, clowns analysts animated the evening!
Discover the film that was broadcast at the opening of the conference and which takes stock of the 15 years of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation.