Social Investment: New Investment Approaches for Addressing Social and Economic Challenges

41 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2014

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Karen E. Wilson

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Date Written: July 1, 2014

Abstract

This paper aims to provide an introduction and overview about the social investment market for OECD member countries. Social investment is becoming increasingly important as a way to address both social and economic challenges. Several OECD member countries have been active in creating policies and support mechanisms for social investment. This paper seeks to provide background information on social investment, demonstrate how the market is evolving and highlight the role that policy makers can play in facilitating the development of the market.

Keywords: social investment, impact investment, social finance, social and economic challenges, new investment approaches

JEL Classification: A13, D6, G1, G2, H00, P00

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Karen E., Social Investment: New Investment Approaches for Addressing Social and Economic Challenges (July 1, 2014). OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Paper No. 15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2501247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2501247

Karen E. Wilson (Contact Author)

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

Paris
France

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