Social Investment Manual: An Introduction for Social Entrepreneurs

68 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2011 Last revised: 7 Sep 2011

Ann‐Kristin Achleitner

Technische Universität München - Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies

Andreas Heinecke

Department of Strategy, Organisation & Leadership Danone Chair for Social Business

Abigail Noble

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Mirjam Schöning

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl

Civil Society Center / Chair for Strategic Organization & Finance

Date Written: May 18, 2011

Abstract

This manual provides social entrepreneurs a comprehensive yet easy to use guidebook on how to develop successful relationships with social investors. The guidebook presents an overview of the social investment landscape, offers concrete approaches to finding and approaching the right investors for social enterprises, as well as the best practices for having a successful due diligence process and for negotiating a mutually beneficial long-term social investment arrangement.

Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship, Social Investment

Suggested Citation

Achleitner, Ann‐Kristin and Heinecke, Andreas and Noble, Abigail and Schöning, Mirjam and Spiess-Knafl, Wolfgang, Social Investment Manual: An Introduction for Social Entrepreneurs (May 18, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1884338 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1884338

Ann-Kristin Achleitner

Technische Universität München - Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies ( email )

Arcisstr. 21
Munich, D-80290
Germany
+49 89 289 25181 (Phone)

Andreas Heinecke

Department of Strategy, Organisation & Leadership Danone Chair for Social Business ( email )

Schloss Reichartshausen
Oestrich-Winkel, 65375
Germany

Abigail Noble

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship ( email )

91-93 route de la Capite
Cologny/Geneva, CH - 1223
Switzerland

Mirjam Schöning

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship ( email )

91-93 route de la Capite
Cologny/Geneva, CH - 1223
Switzerland

Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl (Contact Author)

Civil Society Center / Chair for Strategic Organization & Finance ( email )

Am Seemooser Horn 20
Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance 88045
Germany

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