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Building the social finance infrastructure

Rodney Schwartz, Clare Jones and Alex Nicholls.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 12735 words.

This chapter explores the emerging infrastructure supporting the social finance market. It first establishes the wider background for the subsequent discussion by discussing in detail the...

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Co-operative and mutual finance

Jonathan Michie.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 10726 words.

This chapter explores one of the very first forms of social finance—co-operative and mutual organizations. First, the chapter sets out a definition of this sector and its approach to...

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Crowdfunding in social finance

Othmar M. Lehner.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 9218 words.

This chapter examines crowdfunding, particularly as it relates to financing social enterprise. It suggests that crowdfunding offers a real opportunity to connect mass retail investors with...

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Environmental impact investing

Jacob Harold, Joshua Spitzer, Jed Emerson and Marieke Spence.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 10735 words.

This chapter explores the area of environmental finance. Specifically, it sets out the intersection of households, the economics of environmental management, and the environmental...

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Financing social innovation

Dennis R. Young.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 7117 words.

This chapter explores social finance in terms of the types of investee enterprise. It emphasizes that social enterprises are very diverse, multi-sectoral phenomena that seek capital through...

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Impact investing

Anna Oleksiak, Alex Nicholls and Jed Emerson.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 17364 words.

The chapter begins by establishing a definition for this market and discussing the main contexts and trends that can be observed shaping its development. A section on key characteristics...

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Investing for social impact

Peter Hinton and Sweta Penemetsa.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 9940 words.

This chapter focuses on foreign direct investment (DFI) and private equity (PE) finance as a source of social impact. It assesses the current investment landscape of DFIs and PE in emerging...

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Islamic finance as social finance

Natalie Schoon.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 7708 words.

This chapter explores the linkages between Islamic finance and social finance. The chapter opens with a brief overview of the history of finance to provide a context for some of the...

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Measuring social impact

Alex Nicholls, Jeremy Nicholls and Rob Paton.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 12399 words.

The chapter opens by providing a definition of ‘social impact’ and then sets out some of the current debates and issues concerning how to measure it. Next it highlights the distinctive...

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Microfinance

Nicholas Sabin.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 11779 words.

Financial access for poor and low-income clients has expanded dramatically over the last four decades. This chapter provides an overview of the microfinance landscape and highlights key...

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The Peterborough Pilot Social Impact Bond

Alex Nicholls and Emma Tomkinson.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 17824 words.

This is a detailed case analysis of the world’s first SIB, based at Her Majesty’s Prison in Peterborough, UK. This chapter starts by defining the SIB model and its key constituent parts....

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Philanthrocapitalism comes of age

Matthew Bishop and Michael Green.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 8070 words.

The chapter build on previous work to explore how philanthrocapitalism has evolved. Despite the financial crisis of 2008, engaged giving has expanded and become more institutionalized...

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Postscript

Dan Gregory.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 5939 words.

This chapter starts with an uncompromising appraisal of the prevailing political economy—where both the public and the private sectors are discredited and in disarray. It then explores the...

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Projection, valuation, and pricing in social finance

Alex Nicholls and Aunnie Patton.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 10188 words.

The chapter suggests that a significant challenge to the further development of the social finance market is the lack of consistent blended valuations and pricing that allow comparative...

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Public policy for social finance in context

Roger Spear, Rob Paton and Alex Nicholls.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 11961 words.

The chapter examines well-developed policies and institutional arrangements to provide or enable social finance in three different jurisdictions (the UK, the USA, and Quebec). The chapter...

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Risk and return in social finance

Alex Nicholls and Emma Tomkinson.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 12362 words.

The chapter explores how far existing tools and framework for calculating risk and return parameters in mainstream finance can be applied to modelling the likely social returns to a given...

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The roles of government and policy in social finance

Rosemary Addis.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 31212 words.

This chapter sets out new thinking and research on how various public policy tools have been building the social finance market around the world as a catalytic force. The chapter considers...

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Social Finance

Edited by Alex Nicholls, Rob Paton and Jed Emerson.

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 672 pages.

Social finance is now a multibillion dollar market that encompasses ethical investment (including finance for green businesses), community investment to support economic development in...

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Social finance

Alex Nicholls and Jed Emerson.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 18102 words.

This chapter presents an overview of the topics and debates discussed in the book. It starts by explaining the definition of social finance, relating it to other, sometimes rival, terms...

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Social finance

Geoff Mulgan.

in Social Finance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; Financial Institutions and Services. 8506 words.

The chapter considers some of the origins of social finance and analyses eight different types of investment that are sometimes conflated under this title. It critiques some of the...

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