Thomson Reuters Foundation - 12 November 2018
Rupert Scofield examines the tension between social and financial returns in impact investing. In this op-ed published by Thomson Reuters Foundation, Rupert shares three lessons he has learned to help other impact investors prioritize lasting change over profit.
The European - 12 October 2018
The European chatted with Rupert Scofield about the evolution of microfinance and its role in catalyzing international development.
Forbes - 5 September 2018
Rupert Scofield writes for Forbes on the unique challenges faced by women-led social enterprises in bridging the pioneer gap.
Philanthropy Impact - 19 July 2018
Rupert Scofield reflects on the evolution of microfinance and how fintech and impact investing are reshaping financial inclusion.
Forbes - 6 July 2018
Rupert Scofield writes for Forbes on the interconnected nature of ideas and execution in enacting lasting social change. "As the knowledge economy grows, however, suffering and poverty still exist. We must ask ourselves one question: What are we missing? Is it the idea or the execution?"
Forbes - 14 May 2018
Rupert Scofield writes for Forbes in response to Larry Fink's call for CEOs to account for the social impact of their companies, citing a need to alter the paradigm that governs investment behavior.
Raconteur - 8 May 2018
Pairing access to finance with access to energy can help more than a billion people raise their standard of living, banish poverty to the past and no longer be counted among the unbanked.
Raconteur - 22 March 2018
Giving money away intelligently is hard. Rupert Scofield, President, CEO & co-founder FINCA International explains why the act of philanthropy is still crucial in the early stage development of any sustainable project.
Comment Central - 10 March 2018
With America and Europe divided, we can ill-afford to take policy decisions rooted in emotion and xenophobia. We need practical solutions to fight terrorism, argues Rupert Scofield.
Techweez - 8 March 2018
Financial technology, or fintech, will play a key role in delivering financial services to people living at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
Thrive Global - 6 February 2018
There has been a dramatic shift in the mindsets of millennials. Since the 2008 financial crash and the loss of faith in traditional financial institutions, fewer people than ever are entering traditional finance and more and more people are starting their own businesses, disrupting established industries, innovating and, crucially, trying to make the world a better place.
InterContinental Finance and Law - 9 November 2017
Rupert Scofield talks to Intercontinental Finance and Law about FINCA, microfinance and leadership.
Glint - 5 October 2017
Rupert Scofield talks to Glint about his time in the Peace Corps, the dangers of populism and how technology is set to bring financial services to the developing world.
Tech World - 14 August 2017
Silicon Valley, fairly or unfairly, has become notorious for its toxic corporate culture. A growing chorus has denounced what it perceives as an ageist, sexist mentality deeply rooted in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area.
GT News - 8 August 2017
Corporate social responsibility and treasury haven’t traditionally crossed paths too often, but the two are now coming together – with global socially responsible assets increasing by over 25 percent from 2014 to 2016.
Euromoney - 20 September 2016
They say the spread of mobile phones and internet access enables small loans to reach Africa’s rural poor more efficiently than ever before. But while international microfinance pioneer FINCA is aware of these opportunities, it knows from painful experience in Uganda that new technology opens up new vulnerabilities too.
Banking Technology - 1 August 2016
Rupert Scofield, President and CEO of microfinance organization, FINCA International, discusses how it brings banking to the developing world and why people should follow America’s lead in the art of philanthropy.
CNBC - 21 July 2016
FINCA's Rupert Scofield explains how his microfinance organization uses fintech to enable more accessible financial service transactions in the DR Congo.
Business Fights Poverty - 11 May 2016
Rupert Scofield will be speaking at a dinner hosted by Women Advancing Microfinance UK on Tuesday, 10th of May in London. He will talk about the work FINCA does and the impact it’s having, in particular in the social enterprise and innovation space.
City AM - 11 April 2016
When I spoke to Rupert Scofield, he’d just got in the door from Malawi. His company, FINCA International, was celebrating its thirtieth birthday two years late – and marking the launch of its bank in the country.
The Independent - 22 August 2015
Critics say the microfinance movement has not tackled poverty. But Rupert Scofield, founder of one of its largest lenders, FINCA, shows Matthew Glynn how it has changed lives.
Devex - 3 March 2015
The microfinance industry is evolving and traditional microfinance institutions are searching for new ways to remain relevant as telecommunications operators, payment companies and other new industry competitors take on the business of spreading credit to the world’s poor.
The Guardian - 20 October 2014
New credit providers are transforming financial services, forcing traditional organizations to re-examine their business models.
The Telegraph - 13 April 2014
The founder of the "World Bank for the Poor" tells Robert Mendick in Uganda why a new generation of wealthy Britons must give away their money.