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Philanthropy Impact Magazine, Social Enterprise and Social Investment: Characteristics, Approaches, Issues and Challenges

Summer/Autumn 2014

Philanthropy Impact Magazine, Social Enterprise and Social Investment: Characteristics, Approaches, Issues and Challenges

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The various forms of social investment and social enterprise are growing rapidly. They are contributing to the economy whilst creating jobs and helping to solve social problems. In this issue we will explore the full range of experiences of social investment, and what this might mean as the sector matures.

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Click here to download the article as a printer-friendly PDF There is no absolute consensus concerning the definition of social enterprise or social investment. This paper attempts to list some...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF It’s always refreshing to hear about new methods of funding and the current hot topic is social investment. It’s certainly generating...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF As we emerge from the crisis, there has been an increasing interest in impact-oriented investment. We have noticed this from high-net-worth...
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Click here to download the article as a printer-friendly PDF Whether marketed as ‘social’, ‘impact’ or ‘mixed motive’ investment, it is undeniable that the hype surrounding investments that combine social...
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Download the article in printer-friendly PDF here Many studies have defined the various types of philanthropists and philanthropic activities. They show that philanthropists have divers e motivations and that there...
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Download the article in printer-friendly PDF Social investment tax relief (‘SITR’) is a new form of tax relief for individual investors who invest into community benefit societies, charities and community...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF In recent years social investment, by which I mean the provision of finance to generate social and/or environmental as well as...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF Social investment is about using repayable finance to make a positive difference to people’s lives and the communities in which they...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF The Charity landscape is changing. Pressures of the economic climate, together with an increasing number of charities means there is effectively...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is a large charitable trust with £827m of assets, making grants of about £35m and £4m-£5m of social...
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This article first appears on Alliance Blog , and is supplied to Philanthropy Impact Magazine with permission. Click here to download a printer-friendly PDF of the article Social entrepreneurs also...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF Ethical investment has come a long way since the mid eighteenth century, when the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) prohibited members...
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Click here to download this article in printer-friendly PDF Triodos Bank has been at the heart of investing for positive social and environmental change for over 30 years, pioneering among...
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Download this article in printer-friendly PDF Microfinance can be defined as the provision of access capital in low and deprived economies. While the microfinance industry has its historical roots in...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF Impact investment is blossoming. What started as a fad for idealists is gradually becoming a mainstream concept often discussed by fund...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF On May 15th, as she introduced her closing round-up to the main conference, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s (AVPN) CEO Naina Subberwal...
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Click here to download the article and related infographics in printer-friendly PDF U.S. foundations made grants totaling an estimated $46 billion in 2010 but held assets totaling more than $600billion...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF A response to the Alliance Special Feature ‘Markets for Good: Removing the Barriers’ When I first started out in social i...
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Download the article in printer-friendly PDF The landscape of charitable funding has seen a seismic shift over the last ten years, and traditional methods must develop if the vital work...
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Click here to download the article and charts in printer-friendly PDF Starting as an experiment… We started as an experiment. In 2002, the UK government asked us to manage a...
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“Big Issue Invest was set-up to help tackle and prevent some of our biggest social problems. What we do is not charity. We invest in businesses led by socially minded...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF Picture this: a room full of primary school teachers are beginning their ‘Go-Givers’ training . They’re going to learn how to...
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Click here to download this article in printer-friendly PDF We all know of individuals who amass surplus capital through skill, persistence or luck, and then squander it on folly, be...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF Good intentions are not enough. Let me give you an example. A programme called ‘Scared Straight’ was developed in the USA...
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Social entrepreneurialism has a long and vibrant history in Canada. This article addresses definition and outlines best practices for aspiring social enterprises and charities looking to expand their activities. It...
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It is now widely accepted that business has a fundamental role to play in building society. And in an effort to restore public trust in the aftermath of the global...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF We know that social impact investors – someone who invests for social outcomes alongside financial returns – are increasingly looking for...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF At Active Philanthropy we therefore decided to tell the stories and facts behind impact investing in a different way. We joined...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF Philanthropy is at a crossroads. The traditional model of benevolent giving - for all of its huge heart and generosity of...
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Click here to download the article in printer-friendly PDF Many trusts and foundations in the UK have embraced social investment and welcomed the opening up of the market, from charity...
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Click here to download the article in pritner-friendly PDF Social firms, with their emphasis on creating employment opportunities for people, are little understood These days, social enterprises are beginning to...
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Download the article in printer-friendly PDF The Organisation The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP) is an innovative, independent, not-for-profit organization with a global network of over 4,000 individuals,...
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Download the article in printer-friendly PDF Scotland has a vibrant social entrepreneurial environment. Senscot, in this discussion paper, is critical of the marketization of social investment suggesting an alternative model...
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Reprinted with permission. Download the article in printer-friendly PDF The annual conference of the Social Impact Analyst Association (SIAA) took place in Paris on 10 December [2013]. SIAA was founded...

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