Demystifying Social Finance and Social Investment (Charity and Non-Profit Studies) (Hardcover)

Demystifying Social Finance and Social Investment (Charity and Non-Profit Studies) By Mark Salway, Paul Palmer (Editor), Peter Grant (Editor) Cover Image
By Mark Salway, Paul Palmer (Editor), Peter Grant (Editor)
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Social finance and social investment are not challenging concepts to grasp. They use commercial-style investment tools to create a social as well as a financial return. The application, however, is not always as straightforward. This book begins in the wider field of social finance but focuses primarily on social investment as a tool. The reader is helped to understand this from different angles: introducing social investment, discussing social investment and taking a deep-dive into it to bring it to life. This unique book takes the reader on a journey from first principles to detailed practical application.

This book examines the policy context and asks why social investment has only recently become so popular, when in reality this is a very old concept. This is linked to the agenda of making charities more business-like, set against the changing face of investment, as charities can no longer rely on donations and grants as guaranteed income. The work they do is more important than ever and social investment, used with care, offers a new opportunity that is further explored in this text. Mark Salway, Paul Palmer, Peter Grant and Jim Clifford will help readers understand how a small amount of borrowing, or a different business model focused away from grants and donations, could be transformational for the non-profit sector.

About the Author

Mark Salway FCA is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of finance experience in the charity sector. He has been Finance Director at several large charities, and also worked as a management consultant at both commercial and non-profit organisations - such as the UN, Age UK, the Wellcome Trust, and WSUP (Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor) - and with the government. Mark was invited into Cass Business School, Centre for Charity Effectiveness (Cass CCE), to start its fledgling workon social investment and social finance. He led this successfully for five years. This eventually changed into focusing on financial sustainability and nonprofit business models. Mark currently runs the consulting services to charities at Moore Kingston Smith, a major UK accounting and advisory firm. He also runs several MSc modules at Cass Business School, where he is continuing his research work.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472481740
ISBN-10: 1472481747
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 29th, 2020
Pages: 326
Language: English
Series: Charity and Non-Profit Studies