I can still remember that very first discussion I ever had with a potential investor.
Charities are often reluctant to take on loan finance, preferring instead to rely on grants from trusts or individuals.
Imagine you are a famous author, and you’ve just written your greatest masterpiece. Your publisher is happy to give you a big advance – an investment if you like – and to promote your book widely.
What is the gritty reality of social investment? If I were being cruel I would start by misquoting a saying most frequently credited to the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius “Life is really simple, but lawyers insist on making it complicated. “
“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…
Big Society Capital has produced its first comprehensive estimate of the size and composition of social investment in the UK.