London, October 3, 2013 – Triodos Facet (Zeist, NL) and ShoreBank International Ltd. (Washington, DC) joined forces to form an expanded international advisory firm and today announced its new name and brand identity. The firm, now called Enclude (pronounced “n- ˈklūd”), leverages the partner companies’ combined 50-year track record of entrepreneurship development and professional services delivery to financial institutions, funders, public and private sector organisations to build a more “enclusive” and prosperous global economy. Enclude has five registered offices and project locations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia. Enclude continues to be affiliated with Triodos Bank of the Netherlands.
“Our new identity . . . reflects our values of inclusivity, transparency and partnership and is an affirmation of our commitment to helping clients, investors and partners achieve greater reach, bottom-line profitability and sustained social value.” explained Laurie Spengler, CEO of Enclude and formerly president and CEO of SBI.
“To us, inclusivity is more than financial inclusion – it is also expanding mobile banking to the poor, extending renewable energy to rural communities, and connecting farmers to modern dairy science,” Spengler added.
Adriaan Loeff, formerly managing director of Triodos Facet and now Enclude’s managing director, regions, added: “Entrepreneurs have always been at the heart of what we do. Enclude is solidly based on our legacy and our belief in the power of entrepreneurship and inclusive finance to transform local economies and accelerate inclusive, sustainable growth.”
Enclude advises financial institutions, public and private organisations and other intermediaries in emerging economies who in turn create new opportunities for entrepreneurs and households in their communities. Enclude’s areas of expertise include financial institution strengthening, distribution channels such as mobile financial services, business support systems, clean energy and sustainable agriculture, social and environmental performance management systems, and securing appropriate sources of capital for financial institutions and companies meeting the needs of un(der)served markets.
Enclude’s new website can be found at http://www.encludesolutions.com.