Financing Options for Social-Purpose Businesses (For-Profit)

While social entrepreneurs are creating“blended” types of organizations, delivering social and/or environmental benefits along with financial returns– those organizations who provide financing are distinct: the“ investors ” who invest in or lend to (for-profit) social-purpose businesses and the“ funders ” who grant funds or (less frequently) lend to (non-profit) social enterprises. This article focuses on how to finance your social-purpose business (SPB).

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MaRS Discovery District

Date:

January 1, 2012

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Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation