By Ben Thornley and Daniel Brett
About Deutsche Bank and the Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium: The Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium was a $80.6 million fund that served as a platform to combine high risk catalytic development agency resources with the scale and execution efficiency of the private sector. Deutsche Bank created the Consortium in recognition of the pivotal roles that the private sector can play in the development arena in partnership with development agencies. In so doing, the Consortium harnessed resources available through the growing corporate social responsibility sector as an investment rather than as an expense. The Consortium’s partners included three leading development agencies, 14 institutional investors, 13 philanthropic foundations and individuals, and 2 social investment funds.
Pacific Community Ventures, Inc. (PCV), Impact Assets, The Fuqua School of Business, 2013