Initiated by LafargeHolcim, the Affordable Housing Hub is a collaborative space supported by UN-Habitat, the World Urban Campaign, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the French Development Agency (AFD) and Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN). Its objective is to facilitate intermediation and knowledge sharing among the professionals of the Affordable Housing sector.

 

Initiated by LafargeHolcim

With a well-balanced presence in 90 countries and a focus on Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, LafargeHolcim (SIX Swiss Exchange, Euronext Paris: LHN) is the world leader in the building materials industry. The Group has 115,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the industry benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services and comprehensive building solutions. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanization.

 
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Agence Française de Développement

Agence Française de Développement (AFD), a public financial institution that implements the policy defined by the French Government, works to combat poverty and promote sustainable development. AFD operates on four continents via a network of 72 offices and finances and supports projects that improve living conditions for populations, boost economic growth and protect the planet. In 2014, AFD earmarked EUR 8.1 bn to finance projects in developing countries and for overseas France.

 

UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat is the United Nations program working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate housing for all. UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world capitalizing on its experience and position to work with partners in order to formulate the urban vision of tomorrow. It works to ensure that cities become inclusive and affordable drivers of economic growth and social development.

 
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World Urban Campaign

The World Urban Campaign, coordinated by UN-Habitat, is the advocacy and partnership platform for cities in the twenty first century, designed to promote a positive vision for sustainable urbanization and prioritize the urban agenda at the highest level in development policies. Its mission is to achieve these objectives by engaging and mobilizing partners around the world and from every walk of life.

 

Inter-American Development Bank

The IDB Group is composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Inter- American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF, a fund administered by the IDB). The IDB, the oldest and largest regional multilateral development bank, is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. By the end of 2014, the IDB had approved nearly $243 billion in loans and guarantees to finance projects with investments totaling over $512 billion, as well as $6.2 billion in grants. The IDB obtains its own financial resources from its 48 member countries, borrowings on the financial markets and trust funds that it administers, and through cofinancing ventures. The IDB’s debt rating is Triple-A, the highest available. The IDB is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has Country Offices in all 26 of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in Madrid and Tokyo.

 
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Inclusive Business Action Network

The Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) is a vibrant network of inclusive businesses, investors, innovation hubs and global institutions. It aims to highlight existing solutions that support inclusive businesses and promote partnerships by making knowledge easily accessible.

The network offers access to on the ground implementation support in a broad range of countries, and facilitates dialogue with policy makers on the international and local level.

The Inclusive Business Action Network creates a vibrant and dynamic global pivotal point for the global inclusive business community. Not just a name, this Network enables and equips business to take action in the poorest regions on our planet. By connecting those working in the inclusive business sphere around the globe, the Network will offer support and strength in numbers: By joining forces, we can act together. And we can act faster. The Inclusive Business Action Network is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in a bid to connect inclusive business actors around the world.