Social Finance at Scale: Creating Value for Investors

| August 9, 2016

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BNY Mellon has been helping apply capital to social change for more than 225 years. It began with a loan to a fledgling government undertaking a large social experiment: The United States of America and democracy. We continue to think about the potential for investments to enable positive change today. The size and complexity of current environmental, social, and governance issues facing the global economy have motivated us to assess the market structure in order to address these issues, highlight some of the challenges to greater and more effective deployment of capital, and propose ways to address those challenges. We seek to answer: why hasn’t social finance caught on in the past and what is needed to extend and broaden the recent growth?

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