Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 102 p.
Ecological Considerations, FSSD, Poverty Alleviation, Microfinance Institutions, Socioeconomic Missions, Sustainable Development
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2540Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex047045317AAB0FF0C12578A8005F7FD7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2540DiVA: diva2:829822
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law