Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Addressing the Critical Gaps in Risk-Taking Capital for Social Enterprise

Emerson, Jed, Freundlich, Tim, Fruchterman, Jim, Berlin, Loren and Stevenson, Keely (2007) Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Addressing the Critical Gaps in Risk-Taking Capital for Social Enterprise. Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Abstract

The worldwide growth of social enterprise is threatened by a dearth of capital. Social enterprises need investment to grow and to innovate – investment that takes on the risk of the enterprise. This kind of capital cannot easily be pieced together from limited grants, conventional equity and ill-fitted debt. As increasing numbers of social entrepreneurs and mission-based financiers seek to enter the field, a question arises: Can the sector develop new instruments and stakeholder relationships to meet this challenge?

Item Type: Other Working Paper
Keywords: social equity, social capital market, social enterprise
Subject(s): Social entrepreneurship
Centre: Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 10:48
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:05
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/737

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