Clinton Global Initiative (CGI): our commitment for 10,000 microfinance projects by the end of 2015
On the 23rd of September Eric Olsen, Executive Vice-President Operations, represented our Group at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, which Lafarge recently joined. On this occasion, Eric Olsen announced a strong commitment: by the end of 2015, we aim to reach a run rate of 10,000 microfinance housing projects per year, positively affecting the lives of 80,000 people.
Over the past two years, we have developed a unique portfolio of affordable housing solutions in different regions of the world, including microfinance for affordable housing, slum renovation, earth-cement solutions and social housing. Through this commitment as a member of the CGI, we are significantly scaling up our efforts and taking a first step towards achieving our Sustainability Ambition 2020 to enable 2 million people to have access to affordable, sustainable housing.
To react to our commitment and follow our progress towards achieving this, check out our Group Twitter account @LafargeGroup, with the special hashtag #Lafarge10khomes.