The field of social finance, like most financial marketplaces, is made up of investors who supply money and entrepreneurs who are in need of money.
What makes social finance unique is its shared motivation to create social and environmental and in most cases financial returns. Investors can come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from traditional banks to philanthropic foundations to government funds.
Investors in the social finance marketplace
There is already $609 billion through socially responsible investing (SRI) in Canada. Collectively, foundations in Canada who invest in socially minded organizations hold close to $34 billion in assets. If 1% of Canada's $3T in assets under management were invested in the social finance marketplace, they would yield $30 billion in investment for social enterprises and more sustainable community organizations.
THE WHAT, WHY, WHO, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE HOW OF SOCIAL FINANCE IN CANADA.
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The contents of Your Guide to Social Finance is general in nature, current only as of the date of publication and is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide professional investment or financing advice. Please consult a certified professional before making any decision regarding your investments and financing.