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October 29, 2010

Funding Social Innovation: How Do We Know What to Grow?

by Nino Antadze and Frances Westley

Explores systems change, scaling social innovations, and the role funders can play in these processes. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Resilience, Innovation, Social Innovation Generation

December 8, 2010

Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good

by The Task Force on Social Finance

Outlines seven actions that Canada needs to undertake, in parallel, to mobilize new sources of capital, create an enabling tax and regulator environment, and build a pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance, Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability

December 2011

Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good – Measuring Progress During Year One

by The Task Force on Social Finance

A follow-up to the December 2010 report from the Task Force, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good, this progress report highlights some of the developments relevant to the recommendations of the Task Force since the 2010 report release.

Tags: Sustainability, Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance, Resilience, Innovation

November 1, 2010

Patterns, Principles, and Practices in Social Innovation

by Stephen Huddart

Explores various dimensions of the field of social innovation and discusses the evidence of its existence and its growth throughout the world. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Resilience, Innovation, Inclusion, Stephen Huddart

October 29, 2010

Primer on Social Innovation: A Compendium of Definitions Developed by Organizations around the World

by Geraldine Cahill

A reference tool to help understand social innovation, social finance, and the vocabulary used to discuss the two. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Innovation

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