Policy Article

The Future of Funding for Social Enterprises


  • Chong
  • P.
  • Kleemann
  • L.
Publication Date

The social enterprise sector has undergone a significant evolution over the past decades, growing both in size and sophistication. At the same time, the current crisis in the financial system and the resulting scepticism in the society towards traditional business have created new opportunities for this sector. This has opened up new sources of capital by traditional investors’ searching for new types of investments , but it also means that social enterprises need greater innovation in seeking and securing funding. The present Kiel Policy Brief seeks sustainable new ways for financing social enterprises by taking advantage of these new developments.


Key Words

  • Social Enterprise
  • Soziales Unternehmen