Meet our Members

SCBF is a unique repository of knowledge in financial inclusion, financial sector development and microfinance. Much of this knowledge is contributed by its partners and 30 members. The 29 private sector members range from insurance industry titans to fintech start-ups and impact investors, with operations spanning the globe. The SCBF member from the public sector, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), contributes expertise from across its thematic and regional divisions and provides SCBF’s with core funding.

SCBF welcomes applications from Swiss private sector entities that share its goals and can contribute financial resources and/or technical expertise to SCBF. Please reach out to us if you are interested.

1to 4 Foundation

1to4 is a Swiss non-profit organisation providing vital seed capital and support to early stage social businesses throughout the developing world.


Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND)

AGFUND is a regional organization, established in 1980 by the initiative of His Royal Highness the late Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz and aims at the roots of human development problems, targeting all segments of society without discrimination.


Akiba is a platform that revolutionises saving banks and funds, and allows them to be managed in a completely digital and transparent way for both the company and the employee.


The Allianz Group is one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide. It offers a wide range of insurance and fund products to 92 million customers in more than 70 countries.



AXA is one of the world’s leading insurance companies. AXA Emerging Customers, the dedicated financial inclusion arm of the AXA Group, supports emerging customers around the world to access protection for their families, businesses and communities.

Bamboo Capital Partners (BCP)

Bamboo Capital Partners is an impact investing platform which provides innovative financing solutions to catalyse lasting impact. It bridges the gap between seed and growth stage funding through a full.

BASE - Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy

Established in 2001, BASE is a Swiss foundation and a Specialized Partner of the United Nations Environmental Programme. BASE develops innovative, actionable financial strategies and business models to unlock investment in climate change solutions. 

Blue Marble

Blue Marble is an Impact InsurTech with a mission to bring insurance to the underserved.  Blue Marble specializes in parametric insurance that improves smallholder farmers climate resilience.


BlueOrchard is a leading  global impact investment manager and provides debt and equity financing to institutions in emerging and frontier markets.

Business & Finance Consulting

Business & Finance Consulting (BFC) provides advisory services to financial institutions in developing countries. BFC has become a pioneer in  microfinance, lending  digitalisation and value chain finance.


CelsiusPro is a global leader as full service provider for risk modelling, underwriting and the administration of index-based risk management products and consultancy in the context of weather risk and natural catastrophes.


Clarmondial is a Swiss investment advisory company focused on sustainable natural resource investments in emerging markets.

Habitat for Humanity International Association

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization working to empower people in the world’s poorest communities to overcome the chronic lack of decent housing in more than 70 countries and has helped more than 29 million people.


KiWi is a high growth  startup based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Mexico. It empowers  micromerchants through access to adapted digital technology, contributing to a fair and competitive market.


iGravity is an advisory firm specialized in impact investment and innovative finance solutions with the mission of connecting disruptive ideas, visionary people, institutions and capital to address some of the most pressing social issues.

MPower Ventures

MPower is a tech4impact venture tabling the challenges of energy access and financial inclusion in emerging markets. It provides turnkey solutions for local partners to finance and deploy affordable clean energy to households and SMEs.


Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) has been committed to improving health through the discovery and development of important medicines and vaccines for more than 130 years. MSD follows science to tackle some of the world’s greatest health threats. 

Novartis Foundation

The Novartis Foundation focuses on the world’s most pressing health challenges: cardiovascular disease and health inequity. The population health approach brings together disconnected data to create insights that help authorities understand the root causes of unequal health outcomes and find the best ways and best partners to remediate those. 

Opportunity International (Schweiz)

Opportunity International provides microfinance loans, savings, insurance and training to over 14.3 million people who are working their way out of poverty in the developing world.

responsAbility Investments

responsAbility Investments AG is an asset manager in the field of development investments and offers professionally-managed investment solutions to private, institutional and public investors.



Roche is the world’s largest biotechnology company and the global leader in in-vitro diagnostics, working with partners to increase access to healthcare around the world.




Seedstars International is an emerging market VC fund investing in high impact seed stage tech companies.



Stonestep is an insurtech that is changing how insurance is delivered to first-generation customers in emerging markets. It operates in five Asia Pacific countries.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The SDC is the agency for international cooperation of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. It is responsible for the overall coordination with other federal authorities of development and cooperation.


Swisscontact is a nonprofit-organisation, which carries out projects aiming at reducing poverty in developing and transition countries by private sector development.

Swiss Microfinance Holding

Swiss Microfinance Holding SA focuses exclusively on the development of sustainable rural microfinance institutions, mainly in Africa.

Swiss Re


The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient.



Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing, dedicated to financing MSMEs and low- and middle-income households in emerging and frontier markets.

Syngenta Foundation

The Syngenta Foundation works with partners in developing countries and
emerging markets and aims to help small farmers become more professional growers.

Venture South

Venture South International (VSI) is a lending company, which focuses on the niche above microfinance and below bank loan sizes (USD 2’000 – 50’000 range).


Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. It provides a wide range of property and  casualty, and life insurance products and services.

If you are interested in becoming a member of SCBF, please get in touch