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Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, NUS (2012)
31 pages
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This is the first of a two-case series. Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF), founded since 1995 as a foundation to promote professional and independent media in emerging democracies, has established itself as a credible model for social purpose investments. Case A traces the evolution of MDLF's business model from its founding in 1995 through 2010 to address the issues of financial sustainability and scalability which social enterprises typically struggle with.


Social purpose investments; Financial sustainability; Scalability; Performance measurement; Performance evaluation; Life cycle of social entrepreneur; Social investing spectrum; Theory of change; Business model
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