Who is Involved
Like the broader financial sector, the field of social finance includes actors that drive both the supply and demand of money. Government, financial intermediaries and other professional services such as lawyers are integral to how the social finance system works.
The uniqueness of social finance is in the shared motivation to create a triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial return.
Social Entrepreneurs on a Mission
Blending the scale, speed and efficiency of the for-profit sector with the social and environmental purpose of the not-for-profit sector.
Just like traditional businesses, social purpose initiatives and businesses need financing to open, operate and grow their ventures.
From car-share programs, to the milk in your cereal and clean-tech innovations, social finance is already proving to be a powerful force.