Kompanion at the BIFF-2018

4 June 2018
Kompanion at the BIFF-2018

One of the biggest annual events of the professional financing community took place in Bishkek on June 1-3, 2018. The event was focused on relevant topics of the financial sector, including future development of payment technologies and services, cyber security, adoption of green technologies, and development of sustainable financing. The exciting financial event of the year was hosted by the Union of Banks of Kyrgyzstan and the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. The main subject of this year’s Forum was “Trends in the financial sector. Vector of further development.”

Kompanion Bank’s Sustainable Development Director Olesya Paukova and acting Executive Management Team member Natalia Fefilova made a presentation "Kompanion Bank: on the way to green economy." During the presentation, Natalia and Olesya shared Kompanion’s experience and presented its innovative approach to environmental protection and promotion of sustainable financing principles among the clients and vulnerable communities. Kompanion’s integrated ethnoecological approach provides a mix of financial services and agri business development services. In-house agronomists and veterinarians of the Bank help clients improve their crop and livestock quality and productivity, getting not only economic but social and environmental benefits too (preserving the environment with due regard for the needs of future generations). By offering our clients a unique business development solution that blends financial services and a science-based technical assistance in natural resource management, Kompanion Bank facilitates building healthy and financially sound communities.

For your information: Kompanion Bank is the only commercial bank in Kyrgyzstan that has an in-house technical assistance department consisting of 32 highly qualified agronomists and veterinarians. Over the past 13 years, they have conducted over 17,000 trainings in more than 1,000 villages and have introduced environmental initiates to aprox 44,000 households. 

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