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Speaker: Tamzin Ractliffe

Speaker: Tamzin Ractliffe
From Classic Capitalism to Social Finance GSIX | A Global Social Investment Exchange

From the Social Entrepreneurship Summit at MaRS, 17th November 2008

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    From Classic Capitalism to Social Finance GSIX: A Global Social Investment Exchange From Classic Capitalism to Social Finance GSIX: A Global Social Investment Exchange Presentation Transcript

    • From Classic Capitalism to Social Finance GSIX | A Global Social Investment Exchange 17th November 2008 Tamzin Ractliffe
    • “ Poverty is not natural. It is man-made. Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life”. - Nelson Mandela, Nobel Prize-winner and world leader
    • Classic Capitalism
    • Social Finance = Sustainable Capitalism
    • We now know:
      • Business and markets can no longer operate in isolation from society or the environment
      • Charitable giving is not enough
      • Systems-change required
      • Need a “with” economy
      • Combine social values with commercial business practices
      • Enable effective investment, income and capitalization strategies
      • Maximize value and create returns comprising equal parts financial, social and environmental
    • Current fundamentals in social capital
    • SA Social Investment Exchange (SASIX)
      • A social stock exchange, listing evaluated projects in priority development sectors
      • Rigorous due diligence process involving intensive assessment, evaluation and reporting
      • Measures real impact and life-change
      • Hybrid Investment options provide a mix of social profits and financial returns
      • Continuum of social investment opportunities – SASIX Social to SASIX Financial
    • SIX Social
      • Social Investment (or grant) provides
      • training and equipment so that an
      • organised group of rural blind people
      • can become income-generating
      • beekeepers.
      • RETURN:
      • Social –
      • building the skills and independence of disabled, rural people
      • enabling them to establish viable income generating sustainable businesses
      • helping them to support their families
    • SIX Financial
      • Responsible Financial Investment provides
      • microfinance services to low-income
      • families for whom no other source of
      • finance is available, adding value by
      • enabling them to improve the quality of their
      • housing and begin to grow wealth.
      • RETURN:
      • Financial – housing investment yields an
      • effective 13.79% return.
      • Social – low-income families add value to their
      • properties, uplifting the whole community:
      • Women 75%
      • 61% between 40 and 60 years old
      • 63% Informally employed & Pensioners
      • 49% earning below R1 500;94% under R3 500
      • Formal & informally employed; social security grants
    • The SIX investment continuum
    • Spectrum of practitioners by motive
    • Spectrum of investors by objective
    • GSIX Country Exchanges
    • The purpose of GSIX is to:
      • create an efficient global social investment platform and intermediary infrastructure
      • a comparative due diligence framework
      • a range of investment and financing instruments
      • a three dimensional ROI measure
      • raise the bar
      • make social capital more accessible to poor communities
    • - Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize-winner and founder of Grameen Bank “ People can change their own lives, provided they have the right kind of institutional support. They're not asking for charity, charity is no solution to poverty.” Thank you