12 October 2018

A photo exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Foundation

The Foundation was launched in 2008 under the joint leadership of the leaders of Crédit Agricole SA and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Grameen Trust, Pr. Muhammad Yunus to participate in the fight against poverty through the promotion of microfinance and social entrepreneurship. Today, with €77 million in commitments and over 70 partners in some 30 countries, this historic partnership will be honoured at the photo exhibition “Let’s change our vision, 10th anniversary of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation”.

Through pictures of clients of the microfinance institutions the Foundation supports, the exhibition reviews 10 years of work in favour of inclusive finance and shows the importance of microfinance and social entrepreneurship as socio-economic development levers.

The exhibition will be available from October 18th to November 30th at the Crédit Agricole campus in Montrouge and from 1st to 31st December at the Saint-Quentin campus.

A preview with the Foundation Friends Club

The preview of the exhibition will take place on the third meeting of the Foundation Friends Club on Thursday, October 18th from 17:30 to 19:00 at the Campus’ Forum of Credit Agricole in Montrouge. The Foundation Friends Club is a space open exclusively to Crédit Agricole (entities and Regional Banks) employees and directors interested in the Foundation’s activities and mission. It is a debate and information-sharing Club that will take part in the discussions about the synergies to exploit with the Group in the years to come. To date, the Club has over 150 members from the Group’s various business lines.

This meeting will be an opportunity to review two new projects launched this year by the Foundation and Crédit Agricole: “Solidarity Cents” and “Solidarity Banker”. Solidarity Cents is an operation launched in October at the collective restaurants of Crédit Agricole in Montrouge and Saint-Quentin to finance entrepreneurship projects. Solidarity Banker is a skill-based volunteer programme for the Group’s employees, on behalf of the Foundation’s partner institutions. It will also be an opportunity to discover the events that will take place in the campus of Montrouge during the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation Week in November.