Social stock exchange: Marx meets the markets: can social stock exchanges negotiate a link between good samaritans and investors?

ESB building in Mumbai, India, July 18, 2022.

Synopsis

A social stock exchange serves as a vibrant marketplace for social enterprises and helps fundraising. Sebi recently notified changes to capital market regulations to create a new segment of stock exchanges for social enterprises. But is it enough? Will this dispel investors’ doubts about supporting social enterprises?

In her 2019-2020 budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman floated the idea of ​​establishing a social stock exchange (SSE) to provide a dynamic market for social enterprises to raise funds. Two years later, India’s capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), got the ball rolling. After extensive deliberations with stakeholders, during the last week of July the regulator notified changes in the

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