Financing Social Ventures and Social Investment


Key Info
Location Global
Learning Mode Online
Study Level Certificate
Credits 20 Credits
Duration 12 Weeks
Course Level Level 6
Time Commitment 8 hours weekly
Start Date 8th September, 2020
Cost Level 1: £950 (6 Modules) Level 2: £1,750 (12 Modules)

Financing Social Ventures and Social Investment

Social ventures can be better explained as the incorporation of business skills to solve social or societal problems. An organisation with a social venture leverages its business skills to offer solutions. ‘Social Venture’ is defined as an organisation that aims to maximise its social impact alongside financial sustainability, that also has an in-depth understanding of the underlying factors related to social investment.

This course identifies a range of investing and funding approaches used by leading impact investors, investigates different financial instruments and techniques used to fund social enterprises, explores current market trends and key players of the impact investing ecosystem, as well as identifies the different components of impact measurement and exploration of appropriate social investment for social ventures.


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The Programme

This course is designed to give participants an understanding of strategic community investment and how it relates to social responsibility. The focus is on applying the right tools to establish and manage partnerships and measure the impact of community investment initiatives that, for example, build local capacity for alternative livelihoods or local content. The course will also focus on enhancing community resilience to cope with social change brought about by large projects.  This course is also designed to provide an overview of social venture management and an in-depth understanding of how organisations that aim to solve social issues overcome challenges and maximise social impacts in their expansion stages.



Module 1:

Introduction to finance for the social entrepreneur

Module 2:
The spectrum social entrepreneur vs start-up entrepreneur
Module 3:

The roles of products & leadership in the return on investment

Module 4:

Financial metrics

Module 5:

Identify a range of investing and funding approaches used by leading impact investors

Module 6:

Explore current market trends and key players of the impact investing ecosystem

Module 7:

Identify the different components of impact measurement

Module 8:

Explore the relationship between risk, return and impact

Module 9:

The financial instruments and techniques used to fund social enterprises

Module 10:

The current market; trends and key players of the impact investing ecosystem

Module 11:

The current challenges in impact investing and how to unlock opportunities to invest in social and environmental impact

Module 12:

Case Studies: Examine different approaches to social investment through case studies


Professor Ola Familoni

Professor of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship at LSSE


This course is accredited and, to be awarded credit, you must satisfactorily complete written components. Successful students will receive credit, awarded by the Board of Studies of London School of Social Enterprise and Sustainable Economics and International Affiliates. The award will be presented in the form of Advanced Certificate. Exceptional students will be recognised.

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