School of Business
Business: Economics; Business: Finance
Corporate social responsibility, CSR, micro-loans, poverty
Corporate Finance | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Finance and Financial Management
Marshall, Olivia D., "Micro-Loans: A Socially Responsible Corporate Investment" (2016). Senior Honors Theses. 599.
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.