Why Invest in Social Enterprise?
Investment in social enterprise is philanthropy at its highest value by funding sustainable businesses focusing on alleviating social ailments. Investors receive two sets of returns: financial return, expected to be modest but reasonable—and social impact, measured as alleviation of social problems like chronic unemployment of disadvantaged individuals, food insecurity, and access to healthcare.
Funding resources for
emerging Social Enterprises
SocialVentures is manager of Social Ventures Fund, which invests in social enterprises that are profitable and looking for capital to grow.
Small zero-interest loans made by SocialVentures through Kiva Columbus to social enterprises listed in the Marketplace.
Not sure which lenders or investors would want to talk to you? Venturize.org is a great place to start.