Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Oluwafunmilayo Akinosi; Daniel Nordlund; Alejandro Turbay , pp. 102. ING/School of Engineering, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Oluwafunmilayo Akinosi, Daniel Nordlund, Alejandro Turbay
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Titel / Title: Sustainable Microfinance
Abstrakt Abstract:

Microfinance offers one way to combat poverty by providing access to credit and financial services to low-income borrowers. We argue that the interconnectedness of the socioeconomic and ecological system as well as the reliance on ecosystem services make it important to provide microcredit from a full sustainability perspective. We used the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, a scientific based systematic and strategic approach, to create a principle-based model of a microfinance institution operating in a socioeconomic and ecologically sustainable manner. This model was then compared with the circumstances in which these institutions currently operate. We then explored how taking a full sustainability perspective could meet current challenges and maximise opportunities. After a prioritisation process, we made recommendations on how these organisations could strategically move towards sustainability.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Ecological Considerations, FSSD, Poverty Alleviation, Microfinance Institutions, Socioeconomic Missions, Sustainable Development

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8hlndy
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/07/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Marco Valente
Examinator / Examiner: Tamara Connell
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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Files & Access

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