Louise Moretto

Louise Moretto is a financial inclusion and impact investment consultant with over 20 years’ experience leveraging capital for financial service providers and other impact companies operating in low-income communities globally. She has developed and managed several capital markets training programs and funds for nonprofit microfinance networks and impact investment fund managers. She is an adjunct professor on financial inclusion at Columbia University and also serves on the board of a Middle East microfinance holding company.

By Louise Moretto


Navigating the Next Wave of Blended Finance for Financial Inclusion

This Brief presents opportunities for the new wave of blended finance and points to areas that deserve further attention to optimize the use of different funding sources to advance responsible financial inclusion.

Development Finance Institutions and Financial Inclusion

It is time for DFIs to adopt an alternative approach to financial inclusion that prioritizes needed market changes. A shift to a market systems approach addresses this need and requires that DFIs carefully analyze each market to determine the key gaps, underlying causes, critical actors, and theory of change for bringing about sustainable market development.

How Have Market Challenges Affected Microfinance Investment Funds?

This Brief covers the highlights of the CGAP 2011 market scan of microfinance investment vehicles.