Social venture capital


Social venture capital

Social venture capital is a form of venture capital investing that provides capital to businesses deemed socially and environmentally responsible. These investments are intended to both provide attractive returns to investors and to provide market-based solutions to social and environmental issues.

Among the firms that deploy "social venture capital" are: Acumen Fund, Triodos Bank [ [http://www.triodos.co.uk/uk/about_triodos/history/ Triodos Bank Company History] (company website)] , Calvert Group [ [http://www.calvert.com/sri_654.html Calvert Social Investment Fund] (company website)] , The New Economics Foundation Social Venture Capital Fund [ [http://www.neweconomics.org/gen/access_socialventure.aspx The New Economics Foundation Social Venture Capital Fund] ] , Venturesome Fund [ [http://www.venturesome.org Venturesome Fund] ] and Social Venture Partners [ [http://www.svpi.org/about-us Social Venture Partners] (company website)] .

ee also

*Venture capital
*Socially responsible investing
*Microfinance

References

*Glasner, Joanna. " [http://www.vcjnews.com/story.asp?sectioncode=27&storycode=44803 Wholesome Investing] ." Venture Capital Journal, July 1, 2008.
*Tiku, Nitasha . " [http://www.inc.com/magazine/20080201/do-gooder-finance.html Do-Gooder Finance: How a new crop of investors is helping social entrepreneurs.] " "Inc.com", February 2008.

External links

* [http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Philanthropy/Venture_Philanthropy/?il=1 Venture Philanthrophy] is a GoogleTM Directory of prominent social venture capital funds or projects


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