Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance

Social Impact Funds

Definition, Assessment and Performance

Authors: Chiappini, Helen

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  • Provides a detailed analysis of social impact funds
  • Rigorously assesses the features of social impact funds
  • Presents a cluster analysis of funds to offer a synthetic assessment of the market
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This book provides a detailed study of the social impact funds industry. In particular, chapters focus on: 

  • The contextualization of social impact funds within the social impact investment market;
  • The exploration of features, investment strategy and classification of funds;
  • An in-depth analysis of the emergent literature; 
  • An analysis of case studies of impact funds;
  • A synthetic assessment of the industry, conducted through a cluster analysis; The exploration of investment strategy and mission consistency of funds active in the market aimed to show funds attitude to be defined as “impact-oriented funds”;
  • The investigation of determinants of funds’ target performance. 
This volume will be useful to scholars, students from different academic disciplines such as economics, finance, political science, entrepreneurship, and practitioners who are interested in impact investing and in the financing of social impact programs through impact-funds.

About the authors

Helen Chiappini received her PhD cum laude in banking and finance at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She is currently  honorary Assistant Lecturer in microfinance and ethical finance at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and honorary Assistant Lecturer in banking and finance at Marconi University of Rome, Italy. Helen is also affiliated to the Research Centre for Banking and Finance at Regent’s University London, UK, where she was previously a visiting Research Fellow. Her research interests lie in the areas of social impact investment, social impact funds and microfinance.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Chiappini, Helen

  • An Introduction to Social Impact Investing

    Pages 7-50

    Chiappini, Helen

  • Impact-Oriented Investment Funds: An Overview

    Pages 51-91

    Chiappini, Helen

  • A Market Segmentation of Impact-Oriented Funds

    Pages 93-104

    Chiappini, Helen

  • How Many Funds Are Really Impact Funds?

    Pages 105-138

    Chiappini, Helen

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  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Impact Funds
Book Subtitle
Definition, Assessment and Performance
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55260-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55260-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55259-0
Series ISSN
2662-5105
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 168
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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