Social Entrepreneurship: Social Impact Metrics
Author: MaRS
Topic: Best practices
Publisher: MaRS
Location: Canada
Format: Working paper
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: January 7, 2010

Social entrepreneurs are successfully mobilizing both the human and financial capital required to start and scale their social ventures. At MaRS Discovery District (MaRS), we see tremendous momentum building around these new opportunities. However, unless there is a clear understanding by funders and investors (and the social entrepreneurs they support) around the importance of establishing and reporting on appropriate social and financial metrics, the amount of capital made available to this emerging sector, including patient capital, loans or equity investments, will be limited.

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