Social Finance

Hardcover | November 5, 2015

EditorAlex Nicholls, Rob Paton, Jed Emerson

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Social Finance is a rapidly advancing area of practice, policy and research, with alot of unanswered questions.What does it amount to? What is it to be "social" in finance? How do you value assets that offer a social as well as a financial return? This book provides a collection of authoritative essays on these and related topics. The essays embrace the different manifestations of social finance, collate existing research, set out the controversies, offer theoretical insights, and advances, and draw together the ideas of the leading thinkersin the field. Contributors to this volume are leading exponents and practitioners of social finance and leading academics from the main relevant disciplines and fields of study. This book is the first serious and comprehensive treatment of social finance and as such, will be of interest to academics with research and teaching interests in finance, social enterprise/entrepreneurship, public policy, business economics and international development to name a few. If you wantto understand and join in the academic and policy debates, or if you are working in one part of this field and want to understand how the landscape is being rapidly re-shaped, then this is an essential guidebook.

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Social Finance is a rapidly advancing area of practice, policy and research, with alot of unanswered questions.What does it amount to? What is it to be "social" in finance? How do you value assets that offer a social as well as a financial return? This book provides a collection of authoritative essays on these and related topics. The ...

Dr Alex Nicholls MBA is Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford. His research interests range across social entrepreneurship and social innovation, including: the nexus of relationships between accounting, accountability, and governance; public and social policy contexts; social investment; and Fair Trade. He h...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198703767

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Contexts and Debates1. Geoff Mulgan: Social Finance: Does 'Investment' Added Value?2. Richard Steinberg: What Should Social Finance Invest In and With Whom?3. Dennis R. Young: Financing Social Innovation4. Matthew Bishop and Michael Green: Philanthrocapitalism Comes of AgeThe Landscape5. Jonathan Michie: Co-operative and Mutual Finance6. Nicholas Sabin: Microfinance: A Field in Flux7. Rob John and Jed Emerson: Venture Philanthropy: Development, Evolution and Scaling Around the World8. Anna Oleksiak, Alex Nicholls and Jed Emerson: Impact Investing: A Market In EvolutionModels and Metrics9. Alex Nicholls, Jeremy Nicholls and Rob Paton: Measuring Social Impact10. Alex Nicholls and Emma Tomkinson: Risk and Return in Social Finance: 'I Am The Market'11. Alex Nicholls and Aunnie Patton: Projection, Valuation, and Pricing in Social Finance12. Alex Nicholls and Emma Tomkinson: The Peterborough Pilot Social Impact BondInfrustructure13. Rosemary Addis and Alex Nicholls: The Roles of Government Policy in Social Finance14. Roger Spear, Rob Paton, and Alex Nicholls: Public Policy for Social Finance in Context15. Rodney Schwartz, Clare Jones, and Alex Nicholls: Building the Social Finance InfrastructureFurture Directions16. Othmar M. Lehner: Crowdfunding in Social Finance17. Peter Hinton and Sweta Penemetsa: Investing for Social Impact: Direct Foreign Investment and Private Equity in Africa and South Asia18. Natalie Schoon: Islamic Finance As Social Finance19. Jacob Harold, Joshua Spitzer, Jed Emerson, and Marieke Spence: Environmental Impact Investing: Co-Managing the Ecological and Economic Household