Social Finance

Which financing instruments to play to make your enterprise thrive


Why you should learn more about innovative Social Finance


Most impact entrepreneurs think of “classic” debt and equity – but there is so much more!

There is a whole range of SOCIAL and INNOVATIVE FINANCE instruments out there, not just the traditional options such as straight debt, equity and grants.   In the past couple of years, many innovative, hybrid and impact-linked finance solutions have been developed to cater to the specific needs of impact entrepreneurs. Of course, the “right” financial instrument largely depends on your business and impact model, your financing needs, as well as the stage your enterprise is currently at and the legal form it has adopted.

So what do you need to know to find the best financing solution? In this short video excerpt from our online course ACCESS TO IMPACT INVESTMENT FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES  you will receive an initial impression of the main aspects to consider and the basic forms of Innovative Finance:


Get a quick start on the concept


Would you like to check out some basic Social Finance resources?

For a good jump into the subject, we have a few tips for you:

Still hungry for more knowledge?

Here are some extra tasty appetizers on the subject:

-> Concrete financing models for social enterprises in practice, by FASE: case studies

-> Innovative pay-for-impact solutions, by Roots of Impact: Social Impact Incentives (SIINC) (incl. case studies) and the broader range of Impact-Linked Finance instruments