Social stock exchanges rising

Small roundup of latest on social stock exchanges that aim to facilitate impact investing.

England
“The world’s first stock exchange for social enterprises will be set up in London with the help of money raised from dormant bank accounts, the government has announced.
The Social Stock Exchange (SSE) will be established in the capital with the help of £850,000 from the dormant accounts and it should help improve access to capital for social entrepreneurs.”
(source)

Singapore
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (http://www.asiaiix.com)

China
“In 2007 NPI introduced the concept of venture philanthropy, and today the venture philanthropy funds exceed RMB 50 million and support more than 300 nonprofits and social enterprises. In 2010 NPI designed and operated the Shanghai Social Innovation Park, which I had the opportunity to visit, where I met with a number of social enterprises that are pushing the envelope of creativity.” (source)

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