The purpose here is both the investor and investee introduce the topic of socially responsible investment prospects. The students will walk away with an understanding of 1) how to evaluate a portfolio company on a social / environmental mission and on traditional financial criteria, and 2) what considerations should consider top of mind for a Social Venture adoption of a participation. Wes Selke is a portfolio manager with good capital base, created an investment fund to increa … Read more »

The purpose here is both the investor and investee introduce the topic of socially responsible investment prospects. The students will walk away with an understanding of 1) how to evaluate a portfolio company on a social / environmental mission and on traditional financial criteria, and 2) what considerations should consider top of mind for a Social Venture adoption of a participation. Wes Selke is a portfolio manager with good capital base, created an investment fund to increase to solve problems of poverty, illiteracy and inequality, the flow of capital to innovative non-profit and for-profit social ventures with market-based solutions. In 2007, capital good is ready to launch its first growth equity investment in a for-profit business and social Selke Better World Books is considering how to make primary goal of the company. Selke must assess whether the company is a financially sound investment and if their social and environmental issues can receive a liquidation event. If good capital continues with the investment must also rework some Selke Better World Books’ current practices, including the fine-tuning of philanthropic giving strategy is the most important component of their social mission.
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Jamie Jones,
Jennifer Yee,
Wes Selke
Source: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Univ.
14 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 10, 2010. Prod #: KEL526-PDF-ENG
Good Capital and Better World Books (A): A better world for investment HBR case solution

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