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Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Expanding Horizons

This year marks the tenth anniversary of OPIC’s working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at our Expanding Horizons workshops. Expanding Horizons gives these small businesses valuable information about the finance and insurance tools we offer to help them expand into emerging markets. By partnering with OPIC, SMEs are better prepared to make a difference in the global market through 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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Featured photo: Celebrating excellence in development

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield joins distinguished award recipients and presenters before the 2015 OPIC Impact Awards ceremony on May 19. At the event, seven OPIC clients were recognized for excellence in development for projects that are bringing electricity to remote villages in India, financial services to small businesses in the Middle East, affordable education to poor families Read more…

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Featured photo: California juice producer supports sustainability in the Amazon

Workers in Brazil offload baskets of açaí berries for processing at a local juicing facility established by Sambazon, a California company and OPIC client. Sambazon used an OPIC loan to build an açaí berry cultivation and processing warehouse in the country and today its business generates income for 10,000 family farmers in Brazil. Learn more about Sambazon and the company’s Read more…

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Year in review: OPIC’s top blog posts of 2014

OPIC extended its work addressing major world development challenges in 2014, supporting projects to build power plants and other major infrastructure, increase access to food and clean drinking water, introduce cleaner sources of energy, improve the quality of healthcare and help individuals lift themselves out of poverty by providing affordable mortgages to build stable homes and small businesses. We’re recapping Read more…

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Video: How one solar project brings multiple benefits to a community

In June, OPIC committed financing to First Solar, Inc. to support construction of the Luz del Norte solar photovoltaic park in Chile’s Atacama desert. The plant will be the largest photovoltaic project in Latin America, with a capacity of 141 megawatts. In addition to introducing a clean source of fuel in Chile, the project is bringing many additional benefits to Read more…

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Littlefield on the future of energy in Africa

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield described the momentum behind President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, which she said has generated strong interest among developers who until recently had not considered doing business in Africa. “The world is waking up to the fact that business can be a force for good and has a critical role to play,” Littlefield told Devex Read more…

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Hillary Clinton recognizes OPIC’s role in addressing energy poverty and highlighting opportunities for American businesses

Hillary Clinton told the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on September 4 that OPIC was playing a critical role in bringing more energy to the developing world. “I’m delighted that (OPIC President and CEO) Elizabeth Littlefield is here,” said Clinton. “OPIC is major player in trying to deal with the issue of energy poverty.” Clinton also noted that Read more…

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PBS Newshour features OPIC client Husk Power

Rice is a staple of the diet in India but until recently the rice husks that were left behind in the milling process served no purpose – aside from generating a lot of waste.  OPIC’s $750,000 loan in 2009 to the startup Husk Power Systems Inc. helped that business introduce a technology that converted this biomass waste into electricity and Read more…

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At U.N. and CGI, U.S. highlights importance of collaboration in addressing world’s biggest problems

The need to form partnerships and collaborate emerged as a common theme over the past week as top world leaders converged in New York for both the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations and the Clinton Global Initiative. President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations of “an interdependent world (where) all of us have a stake in working Read more…

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