Centre for Social Investment (CSI)

Centre for Social Investment (CSI)

About Centre for Social Investment (CSI)

Through research, teaching, policy analysis, and advisory services, the Heidelberg Centre for Social Investment (CSI) seeks to add to the knowledge and understanding of private action for public benefit. In particular, the CSI is interested in the types, roles, and contributions of social investment, philanthropy, civil society and social economy institutions in Europe and other parts of the world.

The Centre’s mission is realised through four major objectives that guide its activities, and against which it will chart its progress and accomplishments over time. These objectives are to:

- Improve the theoretical and practical understanding of social investment, philanthropy, civil society, and social economy institutions;
- Inform policy-making relating to social investment and relevant institutions at local, regional, national and international levels;
- Build managerial and governance capacity in the field of social investment, and foster leadership and organisational effectiveness;
- Monitor major developments affecting social investment in relation to markets and government institutions generally, and with reference to philanthropy and civil society institutions in particular.

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