03 Aug '11, 7pm

Social Venture Exchange: Funding Social and Environmental Change - Justmeans

Social Venture Exchange (SVX) is a highly innovative concept designed in Toronto, Canada to tackle the perennial problem of financial constraints faced by social and environmental groups around the world. Poverty alleviation and climate change are the most pressing global issues at a time when governments around the world are struggling with public debt and growing fiscal deficits. SVX is a social enterprise designed to connect social entrepreneurs with financial investors who are keen to invest in social innovation projects. Socially conscious investors are usually interested in sound environmental or social ventures that can have a positive impact on the local communities as well as the environment. Adam Spence, who pioneered the Social Venture Exchange concept in 2007, modeled after the Toronto Stock Exchange, says that, "The idea is to mobilize private capital for publ...

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