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Events | 9 June 2016
Location: The Waldorf Hilton, London
Events | 6 June 2016
Location: InterContinental Berlin
Our Head of Investor Engagement, Aine Kelly, will be speaking at this year's Fund Forum International conference. 
Events | 27 May 2016
Location: CAN Mezzanine Old Street, 49-51 East Road, Old Street, London
Events | 24 May 2016
Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Research | 23 May 2016

All corporations seek to differentiate themselves and look for new ways to create value. But when many traditional routes have been exhausted, how does an organisation change the way it does business?

Events | 18 May 2016
Location: 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London, NW1 7HE
Blog | 18 May 2016

Thanks to all the folk from investors, intermediaries, charities and social enterprises, foundation and government, who joined us in our annual event last night.

News | 18 May 2016

New report reveals hundreds of charities and social enterprises are using social investment to address some of UK’s toughest issues – homelessness, youth unemployment and the social care crisis. 

Research | 17 May 2016

Big Society Capital, the UK-based Social Investment Institution, and Cambridge Associates, the global investment adviser, have pioneered a radical new approach for managing Treasury portfolios, in a move that could propel the UK’s social investment market to a new level.

Blog | 16 May 2016

“Are you investment ready?” You’ve probably heard this question a lot if you’ve explored social investment. You might also still be wondering what it means. Thankfully, help is at hand…

Blog | 12 May 2016

A lot more than many social investors realise or are acting on, finds our new research report “The Sky’s the Limit – increasing social investment impact with a gender lens.”

Events | 10 May 2016
Location: The Dutch Hall, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA
Blog | 9 May 2016

I recently attended the launch of Power to Change’s report “The community business market in 2015”

Research | 9 May 2016

There are almost 170,000 refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, which looks set to increase

Blog | 29 April 2016

As the number of Big Society Capital’s investments have grown, so have the challenges we have experienced in turning concept into practice. 

Blog | 28 April 2016

When you invest socially, is your intention to gain or give? Premal Shah, President [and co-founder] of the social lending platform Kiva, asked this loaded question to a packed audience at this year’s Marmalade session on people-powered social investment.

Research | 27 April 2016

The UK social investment market is widely recognised as one of the most advanced in the world. The market continues to grow, Big Society Capital estimate that it is now worth over £1.5 billion, spread over 3,500 investments, with a wide range of products. Government continues to support the market and has committed to strengthening the social investment marketplace by ensuring that future programmes make it as easy as possible for charities and social enterprises to access investment appropriate for them.

Blog | 27 April 2016

We often hear anecdotally of the number of charities and social enterprises that could take social investment and know many social investors are busy trying to find them. But given the hundreds of thousands of organisations in the social sector, it can often feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. So how can we better connect the right investors to the right charities and social enterprises? 

Blog | 25 April 2016

Core Assets is a fostering and children’s services group based in Bromsgrove. As it reaches the milestone of young people in care now ‘graduating’ from the Social Impact Bond contract it delivers for Birmingham City Council, co-founder Jan Rees OBE reflects on the necessity to continually challenge the system to change vulnerable young people’s lives for the better.

Blog | 22 April 2016

When did tax get to be so interesting? I guess that’s an easy answer for us at Big Society Capital and our friends at Social Investment Scotland who this week announced seven new investments totalling £389k from their dedicated Social Investment Tax Relief Fund, Community Capital. 

Blog | 22 April 2016

The gritty reality of social investment? It's hard work, it's high pressure, and it is certainly no replacement for revenue. However, those doing the work today will reap rewards in the future.

Blog | 22 April 2016

Last week, it was great to be able to participate in a discussion on social investment with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Charities and Volunteering – the first time this topic had been discussed at length with parliamentarians interested in the voluntary sector.

Blog | 15 April 2016

In the wake of so much negative press around tax dodges, how delightful to see this week’s announcement from South Bristol Sports Centre on the launch of their £1million sports scheme, £250k of which was raised using Social Investment Tax Relief. 

Blog | 14 April 2016

For children from disadvantaged backgrounds, a good education can be the key to opening up new opportunities. Higher education, in particular, has been shown to have a significant effect on a young person's career prospects and lifetime earnings, and as a result, their social mobility. Yet it’s also widely true that students from disadvantaged backgrounds are much more likely to underperform academically versus their more affluent peers.

Events | 13 April 2016
Location: Arts at the Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ, United Kingdom
Can people-powered social investment provide something unique to charities, social enterprises and individual investors?