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Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment

Lester M. Salamon

Abstract

With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, it is increasingly clear that new models for financing and promoting social and environmental objectives have become urgently needed. Fortunately, a significant revolution appears to be underway on the frontiers of philanthropy that is providing at least a partial response to this dilemma. The heart of this revolution is a massive explosion in the instruments and institutions being deployed to mobilize private ... More

Keywords: social impact investment, social enterprise, social stock markets, debt, private equity, credit enhancements, leverage, capital aggregators, foundations as philanthropic banks, social impact bonds

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199376520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376520.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lester M. Salamon, author
Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies