Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

2016

School

School of Business

Major

Business: Economics; Business: Finance

Keywords

Corporate social responsibility, CSR, micro-loans, poverty

Disciplines

Corporate Finance | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Finance and Financial Management

Abstract

This thesis seeks to examine the socially responsible actions of corporations across America in the funding of micro-financing endeavors both of foreign and domestic intent as a means to alleviate poverty. Micro-loans are examined in light of the history of corporate social responsibility and the magnitude of impoverishment across the globe. The overarching purpose of this paper stands to prove that funding micro-loans is a sufficient means of acting socially responsible for corporations nationwide as a sustainable solution to poverty.