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On Earth Day, some highlights of sustainable development around the world

This week, we’ve focused on the projects we are supporting to advance sustainable development around the world, and the progress that is being made in making the most of the world’s resources. Some highlights: OPIC supports sustainable development in projects from Brazil to Rwanda. This slideshow of some key OPIC projects shows how we have supported small farmers producing açaí Read more…

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How to make every day Earth Day

While investment in renewable energy in developing countries continues to set records, “OPIC is cognizant of how much remains to be done,” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield writes in a piece in The Huffington Post ahead of Earth Day. Littlefield looks at the challenges and lessons learned from investing in renewable resources in emerging markets. “We are learning Read more…

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Littlefield on CNBC Asia: We’d like to invest more in the region

Littlefield on CNBC Asia: We’d like to invest more in the region During her recent visit to Indonesia and Singapore, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield appeared on CNBC Asia, where she said OPIC aims to double its portfolio in the ASEAN countries of Southeast Asia over the next 36 months. Watch the full length interview here: While OPIC has Read more…

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OPIC’s Littlefield on Medium blog: Microfinance, charting new territory

OPIC, recently announced surpassing $1 billion in microfinance support, and has been taking a closer look at our microfinance portfolio. This week on Medium, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield discusses why OPIC’s microfinance investments have a strong, positive developmental impact in host countries, while also performing well in OPIC’s portfolio. OPIC’s highly diversified microfinance portfolio spans than 180 Read more…

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PODCAST: Elizabeth Littlefield remarks on meeting with Senegal Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne

Last week, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield traveled to West Africa with a group of investors to discuss opportunities for the region and announce a new regional OPIC office located in Abidjan. While visiting Senegal, Ms. Littlefield met with the Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne to discuss the business climate and the diversity of projects that can provide sustainable high-quality Read more…

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Featured Photo: Elizabeth Littlefield meets with Ivorian President Ouattara

OPIC’s president and CEO, Elizabeth Littlefield met with the Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, on March 22nd to discuss growth and investment opportunities. Littlefield was in the country for the opening of OPIC’s regional office for West Africa, located in Abidjan, where she also attend the Africa CEO Forum. To recognize the office’s opening, Littlefield, along with a team from Read more…

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Elizabeth Littlefield meets to discuss the future of investment in Ukraine

Last week OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield met with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly to discuss private sector investment in Ukraine. Together, Ms. Littlefield and Ambassador Chaly reviewed OPIC’s current project portfolio in Ukraine of $174 million and explored ways to attract new investments to further boost the country’s economic growth. Since the 1990’s, OPIC has Read more…

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Featured photo: Recognizing the women of OPIC’s senior leadership

As we celebrate National Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize the remarkable female leaders here at OPIC. This year’s theme is Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government. From left: Margaret Kuhlow, Vice President, Office of Investment Policy; Kimberly Heimert, Vice President and General Counsel; Tracey Webb, Vice President, Structured Finance and Read more…

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OPIC’s Littlefield writes in The Huffington Post on the progress and promise of the world’s women

Some of today’s most promising stories of women’s progress come from poor countries in the developing world, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield wrote this week in The Huffington Post. The piece, published on International Women’s Day, highlights the progress of women in places like Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, while also noting that women in many of these places Read more…

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Littlefield speaks on CSIS panel on impact investing

As impact investing evolves from a somewhat “clubby” sector to a mainstream investment tool, development finance institutions like OPIC are playing a key role, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield told a January 14 panel on impact investing. In addition to accounting for a large share of the total invested in the sector, DFIs are providing a source of “patient Read more…

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