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An Introduction to Social Business and Social Investment

An Introduction to Social Business and Social Investment

Mon 13 February 2017 19:00-21:00

Room 1.06, 50 George Square

 

 

Social businesses are businesses that are created to tackle a social problem, while maintaining a profitable business operation. But how can the power of business be harnessed to tackle social issues when most charities rely on grants to fund themselves?

Social investment is an often unheard of aspect of the third sector, involving charities or social enterprises borrowing money to expand their operations. This allows these organisations to access millions in funding, but can also seem counterintuitive - how can a charity or social enterprise make enough money to pay off the loan?

These questions will be answered at our talk, delivered by Roger Moors, Chief Development Officer at Social Investment Scotland - the largest not for profit provider of loan finance to charities and social enterprises in Scotland, investing millions into Scottish charities and social enterprises every year.

 

 

The event is organised by Enactus Edinburgh.

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