Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2011 (Revised September 2015)

Social Finance, Inc.

by Shawn Cole, Rawia Abdel Samad, Matt Berner and Raluca Dragusanu


Social Finance attempts to design and launch a complex new financial instrument that will entice private capital to invest in social service provision.

Keywords: Financial Instruments; Investment; Social Enterprise;


Cole, Shawn, Rawia Abdel Samad, Matt Berner, and Raluca Dragusanu. "Social Finance, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 212-055, December 2011. (Revised September 2015.)