16 Aug '11, 6am

Social Investment in the Youth Sector is Crucial: Young Foundation Report - Justmeans

Social Investment in the Youth Sector is Crucial: Young Foundation Report - Justmeans

A new report released by the Young Foundation, an international center for social innovation and social entrepreneurship in the UK and US, has emphasized on the need for effective social investments in the youth sector. Social finance can allow greater freedom for innovation in this sector and improve the outcomes. The voluntary and community youth sector (VCYS) comprises 11,000 organizations that under severe financial pressure. The report evaluates the scope for social investment to address the challenges of under-capitalization and promote the growth of social entrepreneurship in the sector. The report's findings are based on a detailed survey of 97 youth sector social enterprises and charities, along with interviews with four eminent social investors. Nearly 10 percent of the youth sector organizations in the survey believe they are ready for social investment right no...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/Social-Investment-in-Youth-Secto...

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