Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes

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Book List
This report contains the findings of a thorough and public evaluation into the efficacy of the first decade of work undertaken by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE).
Book List
This handbook seeks to catalyse growth in responsible investment across asset classes. It is meant to help investors incorporate responsible methods into their investment mandate; identify and evaluate opportunities for responsible investment, and coordinate the vocabulary and metrics used to...
Book List
The purpose of this handbook is to assist colleges and universities in implementing investment policies that consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. It discusses the four principal ESG strategies: shareholder advocacy, community investing, positive and negative social screening, and...
Book List
The author, a successful and award-winning social entrepreneur, says this is the book that he wishes had been available when he embarked on his first social enterprise. It draws on the experience of 25 social entrepreneurs and provides inspiration and...
Book List
Social Return on Investment’ analysis captures the positive social and environmental impacts that are otherwise left off the balance sheet. Social enterprises, third sector organisations and ethical businesses deliver a far wider range of benefits than it is possible to...
Report
Institute of Public Policy Research
This 2001 report from the Institute of Public Policy Research explores the many possibilities of soc ially-oriented enterprise and some of their opportunities and barriers to development. Social enterprises -...
Report
European Philanthropy Research And Teaching Initiative
The report outlines the current state of philanthropy research and teaching within Europe, and suggests a stronger and more effective framework could be built to ‘close the gap’ between learning...
Book Review
This book, written by the founder of the trailblazing venture philanthropy Acumen Fund, is categorised by its publishers as a ‘Memoir’ and marketed as “part coming-of-age stor
Definition
Ethical or socially responsible investment (as well as responsible and sustainable investment) are terms used to describe any area of the financial sector where the social, environmental and ethica
Definition
Social investment as any type of investment that combines social and financial returns. This encompasses a wide range of activities across the financing spectrum, from lending to charities to

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