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    Credit accessibility and corporate social responsibility in financial institutions: The case of microfinance.Francesc Prior & Antonio Argandoña - 2009 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 18 (4):349-363.
    What are financial institutions' social responsibilities in developing countries? On the one hand, these institutions share the generic responsibilities of all human organizations and business enterprises. However, their specific social responsibility is the performance of the social function of financial intermediaries, which, in the case of emerging countries, consists mainly of contributing to economic growth and solving the problem of poverty. This paper describes a number of technical-economic and moral problems that take us to a consideration of the performance of (...)
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    Best Practices in Credit Accessibility and Corporate Social Responsibility in Financial Institutions.Francesc Prior & Antonio Argandoña - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 87 (1):251 - 265.
    The purpose of this article is to present and discuss some of the best practices of financial industry, in three emerging economies: Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The main thesis is that, notwithstanding the importance of certain specific deficiencies, such as an inadequate regulatory context or the lack of financial education among the population, the main factor that explains the low banking levels in emerging and developing economies, affecting mostly lower-income segments, is the use of inefficient financial service distribution models. In (...)
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    Credit accessibility and corporate social responsibility in financial institutions: the case of microfinance.Francesc Prior & Antonio Argandoña - 2009 - Business Ethics: A European Review 18 (4):349-363.
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