Special Issue "Microfinance and Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: sustainable development; business economics; financial economics and microfinance; agricultural economics; risk management; corporate finance; economics and philosophy
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Interests: microfinance; sustainable development; sustainable finance
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers addressing different approaches and tools for the in-depth analysis of the relationship between the microfinance phenomenon and sustainable development, with a special focus on assessment methodologies. The microfinance sector is considered an important contributor to the expansion of formal financial systems. It also should play a significant role in promoting greater sustainable development. Consequently, the objective of this Special Issue is to examine the microfinance phenomenon and institutions from a comprehensive approach, which includes the financial, environmental, social, and governance dimensions (FESG) of sustainability. This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers addressing, among others, concerns linked to: (i) microfinance institutions and transparency; (ii) environmental impact of microfinance; (iii) social impact of microfinance; (iv) governance mechanisms in microfinance institutions; (v) microfinance and social cohesion; (vi) gender and microfinance; (vii) poverty alleviation and microfinance; and (viii) holistic approaches to microfinance institution assessment. The aim of the research papers in this volume is to promote an integrative approach to foster sustainable management policies and practices in the microfinance industry. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. María Jesús Muñoz-Torres
Dr. Icíar García Pérez
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainable development
- financial, environmental, social and governance assessment
- sustainable finance
- impact evaluation
- sustainable performance