Российские платформы социальных инвестиций
There are some reasons, why both social investors and social project initiators (including NGO) need mediators for the process of investments. Mediators can reduce transaction costs for both sides because they shoulder the functions of search, audit, information expansion and also they create convenient services for investors and recipients. So social exchange platforms provides “good and clear” competition for resources in Russian “third sector” of economy.
This article aims to provides a theoretical overview of social stock exchanges, as innovative tools of social investment attracting. In the article we define functions of SSEs, its main features and compare SSEs with traditional stock exchanges.
The article describes the production models of IT-projects. The comparative analysis of financial features of the three most popular models is considered: model, in which publisher and developer are in the one company, model, in which publisher hires outsource company of developers and innovation crowdfunding model. For crowdfunding model the most successfully funded games are analyzed.
Prospects of innovative development of education on the basis of realization of the opportunities given by information society are discussed. Conditions of formation and development of the information-communication educational space (ICES) are studied. The task of creating of the information-analytical web-portal of Russian educational complex (REC) as a key system-forming element of innovative infrastructure of ICES is formulated. The technique of modeling and forecasting of innovative development of REC is offered. The concept of an intellectual control system of innovative development of REC in the conditions of information society is proposed and substantiates.
Socially-oriented projects require specific stakeholder approach for social impact (SROI) evaluation. In this article we attempt to identify groups of stakeholders interested in getting information concerning social impact of the project. We also offer classification of stakeholders with reasons to include or exclude a particular group from different steps of SROI analisys. Practical aspects of this approach are illustrated by the example of the “Separate collection” ecological movement.
The first national report on Social Investments in Russia is presented herewith. Its main focus is to analyze the role of business in the societal development.
The Report gives an overview of the main models of corporate social responsibility both in Russia and abroad. It further provides a comparative analysis of these models and introduces a concept of social investments as a practical tool for CSR implementation. A unique calculation method - “Social Investment Index of Russian Business”, developed within the framework of the Report, was designed to evaluate current status of social investments of Russian companies, track their distribution by industries and investment types as well as forecast changes in social investment dynamics.
The Report is based on numerous inputs from local and foreign sources, results of research on corporate social responsibility done by the Russian Managers Association as well as unique data provided by Russian companies. It targets both Russian and international audience - business community leaders, government officials, representatives of international agencies and civil society organizations.