New social enterprise, ASV, is founded in Dubai
3 January 2012
Dubai, UAE

The registration of a new microfinance investment vehicle based in Dubai was announced on January 2nd, 2012. Founded by Co-Presidents of Akira Foundation Japan, the company, Akira Social Ventures, JLT (ASV), will create a new funding channel for microfinance institutions and micro-entrepreneurs in the third world. Longer-term, ASV will center more on the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) market through its impact investment management services to address social, economic and environmental challenges, or the Triple Bottom Line. Here is the registered office information:

Address: Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (Almas Business Centre),
Level 49, Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers,
P.O. Box 340505, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, U.A.E.
Phone: +971 4 3633637
Fax: +971 4 3751893