EMMANUELLE JAVOY

SYMBIOTICS

Emmanuelle Javoy joined Symbiotics in 2020 as the Head of Social Performance and Impact Measurement. Symbiotics currently manages or advises funds that have more than USD 2 billion of assets invested in microfinance and small and medium enterprise finance, spread across 270 investees and 70 countries. In her role at Symbiotics, Ms. Javoy leads the design of the social rating methodology used to assess all of Symbiotics’ investees annually. She also leads the supervision of impact studies conducted on behalf of some of the funds advised by Symbiotics with surveys of end clients, and on the reporting of impact to investors. Prior to joining Symbiotics, Ms. Javoy worked for eleven years in progressively responsible positions for Planet Rating, one of the pre-eminent rating agencies specialized in microfinance, serving as its managing director for six years. She also worked for responsAbility as the team leader of the Financial Institutions Credit Analysis team. Among her other contributions to the field, Ms. Javoy participated in the first meetings of the Social Performance Task Force and in numerous ones thereafter; created Planet Rating’s social rating methodology; contributed to the definition and testing of the Smart Campaign Client Protection Principles and Certification program; trained hundreds of microfinance practitioners and students on the concepts of social performance in microfinance; was part of Microfinance Transparency’s board; worked on Cerise’s SPI4 and helped define the indicators to be used in ALINUS; co-founded MIMOSA with Daniel Rozas and continues to produce MIMOSA reports each year.