social investment is an emerging market...
...and a way to generate greater social good. it's about financing third sector organisations - from charities to social enterprises - in a sustainable way.
* Bridges Community Ventures
* Adventure Capital Fund
* ...other links and resources
social investors seek a blend of social and financial return on their investments and can
employ a range of financial instruments: mission and programme related investment,
venture philanthropy, grants, support, loans, soft loans, guarantees, equity investments,
quasi-equity, patient capital and venture capital...
the list is bewildering and growing. ultimately, it's 'a dangerous mix' of charity and business.