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What to Consider When Investing in “Green” Microfinance?

Probably one of my last article on the topic as I am moving to the off-green energy space (non -MFI), I hope you enjoy! If you’re an impact investor, you probably want to do more in “green”. For instance, impact investing in microfinance, which constitutes a large portion of impact investing writ large, rarely incorporates environmental sustainability. You might think, my second bottom line is to help lower-income households get better access to financial services, …

Investor’s Perspective on Green Microfinance

Quite a great step for me as a humble “practitioner” to be published in a “Entreprise Development & Microfinance – an international journal”, with my colleague Desmond Fortes, here Abstract: The dialogue in green microfinance has been dominated so far by academics or donors mainly working on grant-based projects and studies. The view of investors is however essential if we want to scale up the sector and improve its commercial viability. We share in this article …

Is Green Microfinance back?

Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), thanks to their large distribution networks, their long-term engagement with the poor, and their efficiency have been seen as a significant part of the solution to stimulate behavioral changes and help finance models and devices that are more environmental friendly, on a large scale, at the bottom of the pyramid. In fact, low income segments of population through the transition to “green” practices and devices can also contribute effectively to the protection of …