Febea news

European financial instruments should be fully accessible for Social Economy organisations impacted by COVID19, also via a stronger cooperation with Ethical Finance actors in Europe. FEBEA supports Social Economy Europe's open letter to the European Institutions.    Open Letter Reaf
Crédit Coopératif is strengthening its loan offer for businesses and associations in order to encourage them in  improving their social and environmental impact, via the  new loan choisir son impact. The objective of this new banking product is to encourage companies and associations to engage in...
Our member La Nef and the European Investment Fund have signed a comprehensive agreement to foster the operational development of the organisation and to further boost financial support for social enterprises in France. Through this new agreement, La Nef becomes the main beneficiary of the EaSI...
Our Secretary General was invited as speaker at the EaSI Technical Assistance Investment Readiness Training for Microfinance Institutions held in Lisbon, Portugal in early March. He explained how Ethical Finance practitioners can collaborate with the EU to support Social Economy organisations both...
In light of the recent developments of the Covid-19 crisis across Europe, the Board of FEBEA - in agreement with the hosting organisation Fundación Finanzas Éticas - has decided to postpone the organisation of the FEBEA Annual Conference 2020.   This choice is due to the need to ensure a safe...
    A renewed commitment to support communities and social economy organisations   - Updated on the 10.07.2020. The document  provided in this page will be regularly updated, as new initiatives are being activated each week -   Ethical Finance plays a major role in supporting the communities in...
"The time we face requires extraordinary efforts to give credit to all those entities capable of producing positive social and environmental impacts. Impacts we will need even more." Our member Banca Etica reflects on the role of Ethical Finance in this difficult context.   Read the article
Some very significant results for our member Credit Cooperatif in 2019, and in particular a strong growth in loans to foster sustainable development of communities.For more details, have a look at the press release. hashtag
With this new offer by our member FRANCE ACTIVE, entrepreneurs who recognise themselves in the values of the Social Economy will be able to benefit from equity financing and enhanced support for fundraising.   Read more
Our member CREDAL has officially launched Change - social innovation Fund. Change will invest in Belgian innovative social enterprises in the start-up (seed) or growth (scale-up) phase.Read more