Here in Seattle, the days are getting shorter, the air chillier, and stringed lights are beginning to appear throughout the city. The holiday season has arrived. Next week, many of you will spend Thanksgiving with loved ones, sharing a meal and reflecting on all that you're thankful for.

Tags: 20th anniversary   co-ops   coffee   Colombia   IMPACT Newsletter   Latin America   luncheon   OPIC   Rick Beckett   

It is fitting that I write about the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) impact investing strategy, challenges and goals on Global Partnerships’ (GP's) blog because GP is one of OPIC's highly successful impact investments.

Tags: government   investing for impact   OPIC   Overseas Private Investment Corporation   Perspectives in Impact Investing Series   private sector   

We are delighted to announce that we were presented with an “Access to Finance” award as part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC, the U.S. government’s development finance institution) inaugural Impact Awards.

Tags: access to finance   cooperative   Impact Award   Latin America   microfinance   OPIC   

“Financial inclusion is one important aspect of empowering people living in poverty, but we all know there are other facets to it,” said Rick Beckett, Global Partnerships’ (GP) president and CEO.

Tags: COMIXMUL   Habitat for Humanity   microfinance   OPIC   Pro Mujer in Nicaragua   

Empower Africa

As we all get ready to celebrate Independence Day and our collective spirit of patriotism, it’s a good time to reflect on U.S. generosity around the world.

Tags: Africa   energy   Haiti   Latin America   Obama   OPIC   renewable energy   solar energy   solar light   

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) recently profiled Global Partnerships as one of their featured investments.

Tags: Caribbean   Latin America   OPIC