Innovations in Social Finance

Transitioning Beyond Economic Value

Editors: Walker, Th., McGaughey, J., Goubran, S., Wagdy, N. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a new transdisciplinary approach linking finance, social innovation, community development, and sustainability to the rapidly developing area of social financial innovations
  • Serves as a practical guide and global reference for emerging best practices on the topic of social finance
  • Focuses on the transition beyond the traditional financial models and on the transformative capacity of social finance – in line with the transformative global agendas such as the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • Includes a breakdown of the current global products, tools, and processes with a focus on their relevance in different locations and scales alongside practical cases and comparative studies
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Our world is experiencing increasingly complex social and environmental challenges. The prevailing business models and, to some extent, capitalism per se, are frequently blamed for these problems due to their neglect of social and environmental values in favour of financial returns. Within this context, social finance has attracted the attention of governments, organizations, entrepreneurs, and researchers as a means of mobilizing resources and innovation with the goal of establishing effective long-term solutions. This edited collection summarizes, discusses, and analyzes new innovative trends in social finance. It features contributions that aim to highlight emerging trends (products, tools, and processes) in social finance, present a series of case studies related to the development, deployment, and scaling of social finance innovations, offer an understanding of how non-economic externalities are being incorporated, managed, and assessed in recent innovations, reveal the disruptive potential of social finance innovations by analyzing how they are redefining mainstream finance, analyze the scales – of operation and impact – of different innovations, and explore the complex relationship between social finance and social innovation. Featuring contributions from both the research and practitioner community as well as policy actors, the book provides more than a snapshot of the current social finance field by specifically highlighting the major challenges and difficulties that require the urgent attention of policymakers and social entrepreneurs.   


About the authors

Thomas Walker is a full professor of finance at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He previously served as an associate dean, department chair, and director of Concordia’s David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. Prior to his academic career, he worked for firms such as Mercedes Benz, KPMG, and Utility Consultants International. He has published over 70 journal articles and books.

Jane McGaughey is an associate professor of diaspora studies at Concordia University’s School of Irish Studies, holding a PhD in Irish history from the University of London. Her research focuses on the intersections of historical and contemporary migration, gender, and ethnic discrimination.

Sherif Goubran is an instructor in the Department of Architecture (School of Sciences and Engineering) at the American University in Cairo. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Individualized Program (INDI) at Concordia University, where he is conducting interdisciplinary research on sustainability in the built environment within the fields of design, building engineering, and real estate finance.

Nadra Wagdy is an associate consultant at CID Consulting in Egypt. She is contributing to the development and scaling of an Extended Producer Responsibility program, working with the informal waste sector. She has extensive experience supporting cooperatives and not-for-profit organizations across their development phases: starting from validating their business plan and governance model to scaling-up their operations.    


Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Expanding Our Understanding of Value Through Innovations in Social Finance

    Pages 3-10

    Walker, Thomas (et al.)

  • Social Finance in the Anthropocene

    Pages 13-34

    Snick, Anne

  • Social Finance in Quebec: An Ecosystemic Approach to Financial Innovation

    Pages 35-67

    Mendell, Marguerite (et al.)

  • Social Finance for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada

    Pages 69-96

    Hassannezhad Chavoushi, Zohreh (et al.)

  • The Role of Youth in Scaling Social Value Investing: The Case of Canada's National Social Value Fund

    Pages 97-119

    Lam, Bruno (et al.)

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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovations in Social Finance
Book Subtitle
Transitioning Beyond Economic Value
Editors
  • Thomas Walker
  • Jane McGaughey
  • Sherif Goubran
  • Nadra Wagdy
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-72535-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-72535-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-72534-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 512
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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