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Featured photo: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at Rio+20

  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield after the announcement of the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the Rio+20 Conference on June 22, 2012... Read more...

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Sustainable Development with Accountability

By Dr. Keith Kozloff, Director, OPIC Office of Accountability One of the many ways the world has evolved since the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago is that local communities now have a stronger voice in the development being considered and... Read more...

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Secretary Hillary Clinton and OPIC’s Elizabeth Littlefield Announce the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative

OPIC’s President Elizabeth Littlefield joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development last week to announce a new partnership to drive private sector investment in bringing... Read more...

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Expanding Horizons workshop heads to New York

Expanding Horizons Workshop attendees in New Orleans listen to Mr. Carlos Mickan, the keynote luncheon speaker. OPIC’s upcoming Expanding Horizons workshop for businesses interested in expanding into emerging markets will be... Read more...

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Featured photo: Africa Day on Capitol Hill

  OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou spoke at Africa Day on Capitol Hill, June 20, where she introduced the Africa Society’s 2012 African Business Titans. Alemayehou is pictured here with U.S. Representatives Ed Royce and Jeff... Read more...

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Looking to Rio: Connecting the dots between environment and development

OPIC's Vice President for Investment Policy John Morton at the Frontiers for Development Conference Later this week, as thousands of world leaders gather with the global development and business communities at the Rio+20 ... Read more...

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New partnership with Marriott will bring sustainable hotels to emerging markets

OPIC has a long-standing history of working in emerging markets, and more recently has become better known for our ability to increase investment in renewable resources. Last year alone, we committed $1.1 billion in financing to the... Read more...

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Extending the reach of microfinance

OPIC’s 2011 annual report takes a look back at the agency’s first 40 years and highlights some lending programs from the 1970s that delivered loans – sometimes in amounts less than $1,000 – to individuals and small businesses in developing... Read more...

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“The itty-bitty multinational”

Many large U.S. corporations earn more than half their revenue in overseas markets, but as OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield writes in The Atlantic, small businesses can also benefit from thinking globally. Littlefield notes that... Read more...

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Six questions about impact investing

By: Mitchell L. Strauss, Special Advisor Socially Responsible Finance Investors are increasingly talking about “Impact Investing,” but the practice is not new to OPIC, which has a 40-year history of transforming private capital into... Read more...

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