Creating a better world for future generations
Why Positive Planet ?
Positive Planet’s mission is to help men and women across the world create the conditions for a better life for future generations.
Positive Planet was created out of the evolution of PlaNet Finance, whose initial mandate since 1998, was to fight poverty through the development of microfinance. Over the last 20 years, financial inclusion has evolved considerably. From a series of small initiatives, it has become a large-scale movement offering both financial and non-financial services, improving the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
Today, the challenge facing us is not so much in pursuing development for the sake of development, but to ensure its quality and long-term orientation. It must be fair, promote a healthy environment, make water and abundant sustainable energy readily available, ensure access to education and health for everyone, and procure housing for all. When development achieves these objectives, it allows everyone, and particularly the poorest, to fulfil their potential for the benefit of future generations, which is the very definition of the positive economy.
Having developed experience in financial inclusion which remains an important component of our activity, Positive Planet has also conducted projects centered on entrepreneurship, financial education, and the organization of value chains over several years.
Positive Planet will pursue these activities while widening our offerings to an increasing population. We organize our actions and mobilize experts worldwide to achieve the following objectives: improve people’s access to financial services, education, entrepreneurship, markets, health, housing, water and sanitation, and clean energy.
The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France. We conduct projects in more than 50 countries, and manage them through local platform organizations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the USA.