From Classic Capitalism to Social Finance GSIX: A Global Social Investment Exchange
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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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  • 1. From Classic Capitalism to Social Finance GSIX | A Global Social Investment Exchange 17th November 2008 Tamzin Ractliffe
  • 2. “ 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
  • 3. Classic Capitalism
  • 4. Social Finance = Sustainable Capitalism
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Current fundamentals in social capital
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. The SIX investment continuum
  • 11. Spectrum of practitioners by motive
  • 12. Spectrum of investors by objective
  • 13. GSIX Country Exchanges
  • 14. 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
  • 15. - 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