About the Center on Social Innovation and Finance

Center on Social Innovation and Finance

About the Center on Social Innovation and Finance

Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program students

Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program students

The Center on Social Innovation and Finance was launched in 2011 by faculty director Michael Swack and founding executive director Yusi Turell.  By combining high-level education, cutting-edge research, and practical, engaged outreach, the center builds upon and expands Carsey's initiatives around community development by:

  • Bolstering social innovation in New Hampshire and New England and building the state’s and region’s capacity to develop, sustain, and scale innovative and effective responses to social needs;
  • Promoting enhanced access to financial capital nationally and internationally, through innovations in finance products, impact investing, and strategic philanthropy; and,
  • Contributing significantly to the University of New Hampshire’s strategic plan for 2020 through engaged scholarship, integrated learning experiences, and a strong international component to our work.