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1st Edition

The Essentials of Social Finance

ISBN 9781032136608
Published November 19, 2021 by Routledge
214 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Essentials of Social Finance provides an interesting, accessible overview of this fascinating ecosystem, blending insights from finance and social entrepreneurship. It highlights the key challenges facing social finance, while also showcasing its vast opportunities.

Topics covered include microfinance, venture philanthropy, social impact bonds, crowdfunding, and impact measurement. Case studies are peppered throughout, and a balance of US, European, Asian, and Islamic perspectives are included. Each chapter contains learning objectives, discussion questions, and a list of key terms. There is also an appendix explaining key financial concepts for readers without a background in the subject, as well as downloadable PowerPoint slides to accompany each chapter.

This will be a valuable text for students of finance, investment, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and related areas. It will also be useful to researchers, professionals, and policy-makers interested in social finance.

Table of Contents

Part I: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Finance 1. Social Entrepreneurship 2. Social Finance Part II: Institutions of Social Finance 3. Microfinance 4. Venture Philanthropy 5. Social Impact Bonds 6. Crowdfunding 7. Islamic Finance 8. Quantitative Assessment of Impact Investments Appendix: Eight Introductory Points about Finance

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Andreas Andrikopoulos is Associate Professor of Finance at the University of the Aegean, Greece.