The Grameen Foundation
Created in 2008 at the joint initiative of Crédit Agricole’s Directors and Professor Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation is a cross-business actor committed to promoting a better-shared economy. Investor, funder, technical assistance coordinator and fund advisor, the Foundation is a recognized actor in the sustainable finance sector.
Initially endowed with €50 million by Crédit Agricole S.A., the Foundation supports today 71 partners (microfinances institutions and social business) and operates in more than 30 countries with more than 65 million euros in commitments. Women and rural populations represent respectively 77% and 76% of the 3 million customers served by the institutions funded by the Foundation.