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Mission-related investment (MRI)

Glossary item: Mission-related investment (MRI) - Definition

Making investments from either endowment or income directly in pursuit of an organisation’s charitable objectives. The investments are expected to generate a financial return, although funding may or may not be provided on commercial terms. Examples include low-interest loans and loan guarantees to non-profit organisations or loans to individual beneficiaries, such as for housing deposits. Also known as programme-related investment (PRI).


This glossary item is tagged under:

  • Social investment