A venture philanthropist, a banker, and an investor explain their approaches to selecting social ventures to invest in, how they assess impact, and what the future holds for social venture financing. This discussion was part of the 2012 Spring Conference for the Mills College Center for Socially Responsible Business (mills.edu/csrb). The moderator, on the right, was Deborah Merrill-Sands, Dean of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. From the left, the panelists were Nancy Heinen, Chair of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (sv2.org), Dick Fletcher, Chief Lending Officer and EVP of One PacificCoast Bank (onepacificcoastbank.com), and Nick Flores, Director of Investment and Entrepreneurship Services at Investors Circle (investorscircle.net).

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