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Impact Investing: you can have the cake and eat it

Nicolas Hazard (@NicolasHazard) is the Chairman of Le Comptoir de l’Innovation and Vice-Chairman of Groupe SOS. 

Dear social entrepreneurs don’t think that there is no money out there… Actually, there is plenty! In France, the public investment bank is setting up a €500 million funds for social enterprises. In Europe, €90 million will be invested in social business through the European Investment Fund. In Seoul, Mayor Park Won Soon made social entrepreneurship one of his main goals and invested €100 million on it. In the UK, Sir Ronald Cohen created the Big Society Capital with dormant bank accounts. As you can see money is flowing here and there. But, if you want to get this money, you will have to investigate first. You need to know who you are talking to. In the end, three different profiles of impact investors emerge: Read the rest of this entry »

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