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1st Edition

The Essentials of Social Finance

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ISBN 9781032136608
November 19, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 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, whilst 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.