©2013 INSEAD Case Study
LOLC Micro Credit, a profitable company within the LOLC group in Sri Lanka, serves the financial needs of the base-of-the-pyramid through micro-leasing and microfinance. The question it faces now is whether to grow the core business, diversify into related sectors or expand overseas.
Pedagogical Objectives: This case can be used to teach strategy formulation and implementation, competitive advantage, strategic positioning, business model innovation, diversification, emerging market strategy and corporate entrepreneurship. It is also suitable for teaching issues surrounding corporate social engagement and responsibility, as well as integrating a business agenda with making a social impact.