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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. 

Blog | 23 February 2017

After 3,000 hours of face-to-face engagement, 250 organisations met, four member organisations confirmed, three Chris’s recruited and two awards won, the Public Services Lab, winner of the Business Impact Challenge, is starting to emerge.

Blog | 23 February 2017

Continuing our volunteering series, Rebecca McCartney shares her experience volunteering with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. 

Blog | 20 February 2017

In Alliance Magazine, Barnaby Wiener, Trustee of Treebeard Trust shares their experience of making social investments. 

Blog | 16 February 2017

Pensions have been undergoing radical change in recent years, with millions more now enrolled in their own contributory pensions.

Blog | 9 February 2017

As part of the GET INFORMED campaign, the Charity Commission share their tips and guidance for boards when a social investment does not go according to plan. 

Blog | 9 February 2017

As part of Children's Mental Health Week, Esther Blake discusses in Charity Times how volunteer mentors can positively impact the mental health of children in care. 

Blog | 6 February 2017

In the world of social enterprise and social investment, we talk a lot about social impact: how to capture it and put it into words. For me it’s very simple, I volunteer because I want to make a difference. 

Blog | 31 January 2017

The start of the year is a good time to consider how to make use of your time with some volunteering, but with so many options out there, how can you make sure you are making a meaningful contribution and using your skills (whilst hopefully meeting some great people and having a good time)?