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Social investment is the use of finance to tackle difficult social issues without placing the burden on the taxpayer. It connects people with money to charities and social enterprises which...

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The Indian Angel Network, Asia’s largest angel investors network, has set up a social impact funding arm, IAN Impact, to provide seed capital for social enterprises.

IAN Impact is being...

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Sir Ronald Cohen, founder of venture capital firm Apax Partners, plans to establish a social investment bank in Israel, which he hopes will revolutionise the non-profit sector....

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Chicago-based philanthropist J.B. Pritzker and global investment bank, Goldman Sachs have joined forces to lend $7m (£4.48m) to a pre-school education programme in Salt Lake City, USA.

Goldman Sachs is...

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Prime Minister David Cameron launched the world’s first Social Stock Exchange at the inaugural G8 conference on social impact investing in London today.

The Social Stock Exchange will be an...

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The strategic philanthropy foundation, Dasra, has announced an $800,000 grant to six organisations aimed at building an ecosystem for impact investing in India. The idea is to help individuals and...

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László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion stated that the key roles of social investment are to help modernise national welfare systems and to help overcome Europe's...

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Venture philanthropy (VP) and social investment (SI) organisations are becoming more sophisticated in their use of financial instruments to generate social impact, according to EVPA’s second annual survey released on...

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European parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill enabling the creation of a new label identifying social entrepreneurship investment funds (EuSEF) this month, as well as introducing Europe-wide regulation...

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“Social entrepreneurs are stultified by traditional forms of financing,” Sir Ronald Cohen and William A. Sahlman write in a Harvard Business Review blog last month: “The biggest obstacle to scale...

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