Micro loans - Direct Investment


The appraisal methodology experimented within the initial “PEERS Direct Investment” concept has been focused on :

  • basically, the legal, operational, commercial and financial aspects of the economic or social initiative
  • on top of this, the social and environmental aspects


The nature of any investigation is proportionate to the :

  • nature and size of the activity
  • expected extra-financial return
  • approximate size of the project-affected community


3 key-objectives govern a due-diligence analysis

  • Ensure full disclosure of all issues & opportunities that may have a significant impact on the activity and its capacity to achieve long-lasting social and environmental results
  • Evaluate the potential leverages (social / environmental and business benefits) that would be derived from a financial support
  • Identify the risks associated with the financial support