Our Journey

 
 

From 1 person to over 200 strong.

2012

Countries Impacted: 1

Inception

Previously known as Auckland Microfinance Initiative (AMI), our founder Alex Li started the club to empower young people with tools to assist microfinance organisations, delivering change through pro-bono consulting and research services.

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2014

Countries Impacted: 2

Expansion in Knowledge-Sharing

Our club successfully connected students with the renowned Grameen Bank.

We also started internships in Myanmar, deepening students’ understanding of financial inclusion.

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2016

Countries Impacted: 4

Australasia Collaboration

We worked with 5 other universities in Australia to organise the Global Microfinance Case Competition. Students work on a LIVE case for a week, coming up with suggestions to create genuine change in communities.

Click below to learn more on the competition.

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2017

Countries Impacted: 8

Gaining Traction

Our club grows in international presence, including projects in Kenya, USA and India.

We also established our Professional Development program, aiming to equip consultants with a more robust skill set.

Click below to explore the range of events we host throughout the year.

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2018

Countries Impacted: 10

Transitional Change

Our club transitions towards a fresher, new approach, including projects in the Fintech and Social Enterprise space.

Professional Development remains a core focus, and the University of Auckland GMCC team emerged as champions.

2018 GMCC winners
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2019

AMI Rebrands to ICG

With the maturity of the social enterprise scene, our club decided to twofold our impact by working with social enterprises whilst retaining our core of working with organisations in the financial inclusion space.

Our rebrand means that we can expand our reach whilst keeping true to the services we’ve provided over the past 8 years.

Click below to read more about our Board and Executive Team that help supercharge our success.