Making Impact Investible: The Implications for Japan

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Making Impact Investible: The Implications for Japan

The Nippon Foundation, a leading Japanese philanthropy, hosted a high-level meeting in January 2014 in Tokyo on the potential of Social Impact Bonds. Today, roughly JPY 850 trillion, or 55 percent of financial assets in Japan, is held in commercial banks as cash deposits—a scenario that invites the question of what would be possible if only a fraction of these assets were invested with purpose.

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Why and how social enterprises should measure their social impact?

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Why and how social enterprises should measure their social impact?

More and more financial institutions and private investors are interested in investing in social enterprises: it is a more secure form of investment than financial markets and it has a social objective. But to be able to decide if to invest or not, investors need to measure their risk, therefore they are interested in measuring the social impact of the social enterprise they might decide to support. –

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Social investment: great hype or great hope?

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Social investment: great hype or great hope?

‘Social enterprises say, where’s the money? Social investors say where are the deals? Is social investment a great hype or a great hope?’ There is demand for social investment,’ said Brass, ‘we just need to get the money in. “Berenberg and LGT are the current investors. They have approached 350 people and 7 have signed up – generally agreed to be a great achievement. A particular achievement is having the London Borough of Waltham Forest Pension Fund among its investors.

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