Crédit Agricole Group

Created in 2008 under the joint leadership of Crédit Agricole SA and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, Professor Muhammad Yunus, the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation is a committed player in the fight against poverty through the promotion of microfinance and social entrepreneurship. Alongside the Crédit Agricole Group, its long-standing partner, the Foundation is developing new forms of cooperation that will both diversify its service offering and bring the Group's entities closer to the microfinance sector.

Cooperation schemes with the Group

Fund for Inclusive Finance in Rural Areas

The cooperation schemes developed in partnership with the Crédit Agricole Group in Egypt, India, Morocco and Serbia facilitate the financing of the Foundation's partner institutions by Group entities in these countries. The Foundation has already set up several cooperation schemes with the International Private Bank in Egypt and Serbia, and with Crédit du Maroc in Morocco.

 

 

In order to bolster its support for rural microfinance, the Foundation launched in partnership with CA Indosuez Wealth (Asset Management) and CACEIS Bank Luxembourg Branch, the Fund for Inclusive Finance in Rural Areas (FIR), a social impact investment fund which enables Crédit Agricole’s entities and Regional Banks to invest in the financingrural MFIs.

 

 

Solidarity Banker

Solidarity Cents Campaign

Many Crédit Agricole Group employees volunteer for solidarity projects. To support this dynamic, the Group launched "CA Solidaires" to promote employee commitment to projects with positive social impact. It is within this framework that the "Banquier Solidaire" programme is now proposed.

The “Centimes Solidaires” campaign was launched at the initiative of the Foundation and Crédit Agricole SA to finance entrepreneurship projects. Each year, during one week, the staff of the Montrouge and Saint-Quentin campuses are invited to make a 50 cents donation when paying for their meals in the canteens of the campuses.