The European Center for Social Finance was created to help establish best practices and distribute knowledge in financing the provision of social services and social innovations. It works at the intersection of theory, practice and policy and views social finance as a process which encompasses among others selection criteria, financing structures and impact assessment. The Center is based at the Munich Business School and works with a network of partner organizations across Europe.
We provide technical assistance, advisory and consulting services to organizations in the field of social finance.
We are contributing to various projects funded by the OECD, EEA and Norway Grants or the European Commission.
Research: Studies and Reports
Our research is based on academic quality standards providing insights to
intermediaries and institutions. We have worked for European and
international institutions, national ministries, foundations and
investment funds among others.
StayOn: a community-based and driven project
StayOn's ultimate objective is to create conditions that enable young people to "stay on" rural areas by ensuring access to opportunities, benefits, services, and jobs.
Beyond Capital: the next generation of social enterprises
Beyond Capital aims to lower the failure risk of newly founded social economy enterprises, the economy that works for people.
The project aims at promoting the internationalisation of teaching and
learning on the subject of social entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Institutions such as Universities and Business Schools through the
creation of a network of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centres
with a strong connection to practitioners.
Surveys and Analyses
We are involved in different projects across Europe evaluating the impact of interventions and start-ups.
Trainings, Webinars and Workshops
We are regulary providing trainings, webinars and workshops on topics related to social finance, social banking, ESG or technologies to create social impact.
Adewale Olowode Olushola
Impact Management and Measurement
Solidarity finance and working with investees
Research strategies in European projects
Financing instruments and strategies
New technologies for the creation of social impact