In this post James Ronicle, Associate Director at Ecorys UK, describes the findings from the latest research collaboration between Ecorys UK and the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU). The two research teams examined the reasons why 25 areas did, or did not, set up a social impact bond (SIB), and summarises the four factors that were essential in ensuring whether a SIB was launched.
On 26th September, a Social Investment Forum organised by Sarasin & Partners, Big Society Capital and Cass Business School asked the question “Is social investment growing fast enough?” Hear the thoughts and experiences of our speakers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.