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Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Priorities for Canada

Organization: 
MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Author: 
Canada's National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce

Focused on directing private capital into projects and ventures whose aims are to deliver measurable social outcomes, impact investment (or social finance) has the potential to foster innovation in the social sector.

Year: 
2014
Format: 
Document
Categories: 
Finance
Policy Development & Advocacy
Source: 
Weblink
Org

Success Themes in Supportive Employment: How Social Enterprise Connects People with Jobs & Jobs with People

Organization: 
Enterprising Non-Profits

It is common for people without work to experience not one, but multiple barriers to employment. Success Themes in Supportive Employment identifies practices that contribute to the success which certain social enterprises are having employing such individuals. The success is reciprocal. The individuals transform their lives, infact many barriers are eliminated by the job opportunity itself.

Year: 
2014
Categories: 
Community Capacity Building
Co-operatives
Job Training
Entrepreneurship & Business Development
Policy Development & Advocacy
Social Economy & Social Enterprise

Women's Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Organization: 
OECD Local Economic and Employment Development
Author: 
Marieke Huysentruyt

After having explained the smaller gender gap in social entrepreneurship compared to commercial entrepreneurship, this paper provides information on female management style and on the innovation capacity of social enteprises led by women. This Report is based on SELUSI data and presents three specific case studies from Hungary, Russia and Chile.

Year: 
2014
Format: 
Document
Research report
Categories: 
Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches
Entrepreneurship & Business Development
International CED
Policy Development & Advocacy
Social Economy & Social Enterprise
Women

The potential of social enterprise to enhance health and well-being: A model and systematic review

Organization: 
Elsevier
Author: 
Michael J. Roya, Cam Donaldsona, Rachel Bakera, Susan Kerr

Highlights

  • Identifies/synthesises social enterprise activity on health and well-being.
  • Presents a potential conceptual model to aid understanding of pathways to impact.
  • Positive evidence presented upon a range of psycho-social outcomes and determinants.
  • No empirical research found examining SE as a mode of healthcare delivery.
Year: 
2014
Format: 
Research report
Case study
Categories: 
Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches
Health
International CED
Policy Development & Advocacy
Science & Technology
Social Economy & Social Enterprise

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