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OPIC Board approves renewable energy, hospital projects at latest board meeting

OPIC’s Board of Directors met June 13 and approved the following projects: Financing to support the construction of two solar power plants in Chile’s Atacama Desert, by Amanecer SpA and San Andres SpA of Chile, together with the U.S... Read more...

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Expanding Horizons Workshop comes on the heels of National Small Business Week

This week is National Small Business Week, an event organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to recognize American entrepreneurs and small business owners. OPIC understands that American small businesses are the heart... Read more...

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OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield discusses development impact bonds with The New York Times

OPIC President and Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Littlefield recently discussed development impact bonds with New York Times’  Tina Rosenberg. In the interview, Littlefield explained how development impact bonds are helping harness... Read more...

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OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield discusses social impact investing on The White House Blog

OPIC President and Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Littlefield attended the UK’s G8 Social Impact Investing Forum in London this week. On The White House Blog, Littlefield, along with Karen G. Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business... Read more...

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OPIC joins global discussions in London around social impact investing

This week, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield traveled to London to participate in two events that focused on impact investing, which has long been a focus at OPIC and is increasingly attracting attention from investors and... Read more...

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The road to development begins with a road: OPIC receives multiple endorsements at Senate hearing

At a recent Senate hearing on International Development, OPIC was repeatedly cited for playing a leading role supporting development in ways that also support the American economy and national security. “No priority facing our nation is more... Read more...

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Why the world’s poor are a good credit risk

OPIC financing is supporting construction of the Los Castanos de Choloma affordable housing project in Honduras.   By John Aldonas Deputy Vice President, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Does it make business sense to... Read more...

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Expanding Horizons Workshop heads to South Carolina on May 7

  OPIC will take its popular Expanding Horizons workshop to Charleston, South Carolina on May 7 in an effort to educate more small businesses from the southeastern United States about the benefits of expanding into emerging... Read more...

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On International Workers' Day, a look at workers in the developing world

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, which recognizes working people everywhere and their collective efforts to campaign for better working conditions. OPIC’s work supporting development in emerging markets often helps create jobs in the... Read more...

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OPIC partners with USTDA for Twitter chat series for World Trade Month

OPIC is teaming up with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank, and other export, trade, and finance related agencies across the federal government this May,... Read more...

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