Location: Cazenove Charities, 31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA
Location: LSO St Luke's, 161 Old Street , EC1V 9NG London, United Kingdom
Location: The Brewery, London
Location: Big Society Capital, 8-10 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AZ
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.
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.
This year marks 15 years since I started work in the voluntary and community sector.
Coming from Quaker Social Action’s creaking and “characterful” offices in Tower Hamlets, my director and I were a little out of our comfort zone.
We often hear that social investment isn’t reaching smaller organisations, particularly in deprived parts of the UK. However the community-led housing sector seems to be an exception.