Building a Robust Social Investment Market | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Building a Robust Social Investment Market | Stanford Social Innovation Review.

For policy-making in the UK and elsewhere, the challenge is two-fold: to conceive strategies and policies that promote experimentation by loosening the constraints on social enterprises and social investors through the different kinds of government intervention (such as direct investment, regulation on legal forms, tax reliefs, or building market infrastructure), and to continue to insist on imaginative tools and metrics to evaluate interim outcomes. There is no rush to design the perfect social investment market. Instead, we should keep the focus on going far rather than fast, which implies giving voice to grassroots change agents and thus enabling broad-based innovation.

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