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.
The uniquely memorable name and mark, with its interlocking curves, are designed to reflect the company’s purpose and what it stands for: entrepreneurs, enterprises, environment, energy, and economy, all to deliver empowerment, engagement and equity. The tagline is a unique and modern restatement of the “triple bottom line” in a way that fits Enclude’s purpose and business, and reflects its core values: People. Principles. Prosperity.
“Our new identity aligns who we are as people with what we do as professionals. It 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.”
Peter Blom, CEO of Triodos Bank, foresees a “bright future for Enclude.” “The economy is changing,” he said, and “old models don’t work anymore. Enclude’s holistic approach is key to building a more prosperous future for all.”
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 www.encludesolutions.com.
“We are delighted to introduce Enclude to our clients, partners and friends. We feel that this
new name, logo and tagline better communicate who we are, what we do and—most importantly—why our work matters.” Spengler said.
Enclude (www.encludesolutions.com) is an advisory firm dedicated to building an inclusive and prosperous global economy. We provide integrated capacity and capital services that help clients and partners design, connect, finance and build solutions that generate sustainable business results and positive social and environmental outcomes. Enclude’s committed professionals work in five registered offices (Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan, India) and in project locations across the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia.