Evaluating social impact: the role of entrepreneurial moral intentions in impact investing

Speaker:  Guillaume Dumont

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

How can financial investors evaluate the promise to create social value made by the start-ups in which they want to invest? Multiple market tools help actors to evaluate and forecast economic action but evaluating social value raises numerous challenges outlining the intimate intertwining of morals and markets. This is particularly at stake when early stage start-ups and entrepreneurs lack track record, when social value holds different understanding, and when economic goals jeopardize moral action.

Date: 30/05/2019

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