The Green Index, an innovative tool to assess the environmental performance of MFIs

28 October, 2014

What exactly is meant by "environmental performance in microfinance"? This question formed the incentive for the e-MFP Microfinance and Environment Action Group to develop a practical tool for assessing the environmental performance of a microfinance institution (MFI).

The tool is useful for both microfinance institutions (MFIs) and investors or microfinance rating agencies, but also for professional associations/networks of MFIs and Technical Assistance (TA) providers.

The Green Index aims to provide a full picture of the environmental engagement of an MFI, looking at a wide range of possible strategies. It has been built along the dimensions of: 1) formal environmental strategy; 2) environmental risk management; 3) fostering green opportunities.

For the full report and applicability of the tool, click here.

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