Comments on: Sustainable investing in emerging markets? Insights behind the investment headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:43:49 +0000 hourly 1 By: rolson Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:44:31 +0000 Concerning efforts to confront climate change, microfinance emerges as an important sector with a unique ability to help those who are the most vulnerable. For more information on what microfinance institutions can and are doing to curb global warming and assisting the poor to adapt to a changing environment, I would direct you to the paper Climate Change and Microfinance. Published in November 2009 by Asif Dowla, a professor of economics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the paper addresses the dangers presented by climate change to the poor and the tools that microfinance institutions can implement to help their clients. These tools range from disaster plans to weather insurance and are geared towards enabling the poor to continue to move out of poverty in the face of global warming.
With the goal of socially and environmentally sustainable economic development, microfinance institutions, at their base, help the world’s poorest by providing them with the capital they need to create a steady income for themselves. Looking forward to an uncertain future, the services that they offer and the relationships that microfinance institutions have built with their clients have become even more important. Through innovation and the expansion of their services microfinance institutions can remain sustainable while helping their clients move out of poverty.


Remy Olson
Grameen Foundation

By: faithback Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:07:16 +0000 So i shall invest in industries including education, water, waste, mobile phone banking, microfinance and clean transport in China.