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Social investment is repayable finance for charities and social enterprises that targets both financial and social returns for investors.Charities and social enterprise can use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society, for example by maintaining cash flow, buying an asset, growing or kick starting their organisation. They can choose to access this finance from social investors, who will be motivated by their social mission.
For investors, social investment is part of the spectrum of impact investment. It actively targets high impact in investments by focusing on charities and social businesses. Sometimes investors will accept lower returns or take greater risk to achieve this.