Where are the Ray Krocs of the social sector? New blog featured on the Harvard Business Review

Posted By on January 30, 2013 10:33 pm

An interesting read from Liquidnet, a global trading and investment network, extolling the virtues of franchising over starting up from scratch:

“If you were offered the opportunity to finance a high risklow return investment, how eager would you be to write a check? That is exactly the premise of most impact investing opportunities today. Until the return outweighs the risk, impact investing will remain a small niche category. To solve more social challenges in a financially sustainable way, we need to create opportunities with safe, dependable social and financial returns. It’s time to bring a proven business model to the social enterprise space: the franchise…” Continue reading