December 2013 - The role of Green Microfinance and its potential on job creation in Europe

Green Microfinance is still an emerging, largely un-researched and little practiced market. It targets the achievement of the triple bottom line results of financial, social and environmental sustainability, also called the three P’s: Profit-People-Planet. Although successful projects and programmes have been carried out in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the approach is even more nascent in Europe. The sector is still struggling with more elementary issues, such as reaching sustainability, but some pioneers have discovered the green approach as a differentiation mechanism.

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