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Blog | 9 August 2017

Big Society Capital’s Impact Report looks back over the last five years at the impact the organisation and its partners have made since 2012. Daniel Brewer reflects on the development of Resonance over this time.

Blog | 7 August 2017

Throughout the year, the GET INFORMED campaign is offering 100 ‘financial/investment expertise’ mentors to help board members (and senior management wanting to build their board’s skills) better understand the opportunities and risks of social investment.

Blog | 27 July 2017
  • Number of charities and social enterprises using social investment in 2016 continues to grow
  • Charities and social enterprises took up 50% more non-bank capital than in 2015
Blog | 17 July 2017

On 3rd July, we launched our new strategy and the publication of our 2016 Annual Review at an event held at the Impact Hub in Westminster.

Blog | 13 July 2017

 Should it cost more to be disabled?

Blog | 13 July 2017

On the 3rd July we announced the relaunch of our £30 million offering as the Third Sector Investment Fund. 

Blog | 10 July 2017

Last week we published our Impact Report online to coincide with our fifth anniversary and the launch of our new strategy.

Blog | 29 June 2017

As part of the GET INFORMED - Social investment for Boards campaign, Rebecca Garrod-Waters, Chief Executive of the Ufi Charitable Trust shares how and why the organisation decided to explore making social investments. 

Blog | 27 June 2017
On Purpose associates, Francesca and Katie, share their main three takeaways from the Economist Impact Investing Europe Conference. 
Blog | 20 June 2017

As Homeless Link become the fifth and latest Growth Fund to launch, we consider how the provision of small scale finance has changed since the Growth Fund’s launch in 2015. 

Blog | 5 June 2017

The Case Foundation, a US foundation created by digital pioneers Jean and Steve Case, drives social change by focusing on three key pillars: revolutionising philanthropy, unleashing entrepreneurs and igniting civic engagement. The Case Foundation is committed to catalysing the impact investing movement. 

Blog | 2 June 2017

On 25th May, we hosted an event on impact investing for foundations at law firm Bates Wells Braithwates, hosted in conjunction with BWB, Toniic and the Social Impact Investing Group.

Blog | 1 June 2017

Just over year ago, spurred by the Young Foundation’s report on gender-lens investing, a number of organisations including Big Society Capital committed to better understand the extent of diversity within social investment.

Blog | 11 May 2017

Social impact investment as a concept is gaining momentum. The idea that you can invest money for positive social impact and for financial return is something that appeals to many. 

Blog | 9 May 2017

At some point in 2015 I started thinking that if I didn’t get to grips with understanding social finance I’d probably be a bit of a dinosaur.  In a world where money for preventive services is only likely to continue shrinking, any new avenues were worth knowing more about.  

Blog | 4 May 2017

Last year we worked with a group of social crowdfunding platforms to co-develop and launch a match fund for social investment crowdfunding. 

Blog | 13 April 2017

We're delighted to announce the relaunch of Good Finance - a website to help charities and social enterprises better navigate the social investment market. Kieran Whiteside, Project Manager of Good Finance, discusses what the new site aims to do and next steps. 

Blog | 4 April 2017

Today we publish our third deal-level data release, this time up to December 2016.  It includes Big Society Capital’s deals as well as social investment deals made by other investors and arranged by intermediaries which have not received our investment. 

Blog | 27 March 2017

The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has today published Stronger charities for a stronger society, its report investigating the sustainability of the charity sector, containing 100 recommendations for the sector.

Blog | 23 March 2017

Like many other fans of the Lloyds Bank Foundation’s work, I was at the launch of the report “Facing Forward” – it gives a sobering overview of the trends in the environment that smaller charities need to consider to continue to provide essential local services with increasing demand and complexity of need.

Blog | 15 March 2017

As part of the GET INFORMED campaign, Oliver Hunt of BWB, discusses what the 2016 Charities (and Social Investment) Act means specifically for trustees. 

Blog | 8 March 2017

The City Bridge Trust share their journey exploring social investment in addition to their grant-making activity. 

Blog | 6 March 2017

Last week, Big Society Capital collaborated with the Marshall Institute on a roundtable discussion with a group of charitable foundation trustees, senior executives and relevant advisers.

Blog | 2 March 2017

Over the last five years, we and colleagues across the sector have made a great deal of progress on social investment. 

Blog | 28 February 2017

Evita shares her story volunteering in mental health with the WPF Therapy.