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Peer to peer conversation mental health
Blog | 15 May 2019
For Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are excited to share emerging learning from our work helping to catalyse preventative approaches to mental health.
Diverse Females in Workplace
Blog | 9 April 2019

It’s been almost two years since a diversity survey was sent out across the sector on behalf of Big Society Capital and the Social Impact Investors Group. In order to address a number of the issues identified, we launched the Diversity Forum and are now publishing our Diversity and Inclusion plan.

Dr Thelma Lovick
Blog | 4 April 2019

Outside the social impact investing world, what motivates someone to become an investor into social enterprises? Dr Thelma Lovick, a professor and research fellow at University of Bristol writes about what attracted her to social impact investing. She also offers her perspective for those interested in following her example.

Blog | 25 March 2019

Big Society Capital and the wider field of social investors in the UK are at a key point in our journeys. Today we publish our 2018 stakeholder survey.

SITR: 3 ways we can unlock its potential
Blog | 26 February 2019

As the recent review of Social Investment Tax Relief (‘What a Relief!’) outlines, there have been challenges to SITR reaching its potential. Here, we look at three actions we can take to help unlock it.

Blog | 11 February 2019

Society today faces many challenges, and if they are not addressed we will have ultimately failed to protect both people and planet. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a beacon of hope, but to achieve them we require finance, talent, enterprises, research and government backing. The need for impact investing is, therefore, inescapable.  

Call for fund manager - HFVW
Blog | 30 January 2019

We're excited to open applications for a Fund Manager to further develop and implement a Property Fund providing housing for vulnerable women. The Fund presents an exciting opportunity to create long-lasting positive change with mission-aligned partners across women, housing and social investment sectors.

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Blog | 17 January 2019

Following on from our  inaugural careers podcast, we’re sharing our second careers podcast of the panel discussion from our latest event.

Blog | 7 January 2019

In January, our thoughts often turn to the new skills and knowledge we want to gain in the coming year. To help with this, we’re publishing the Learning and Development Framework we use at Big Society Capital with the hope that it might be useful for others and so we can learn from how others use it.

Cliff Prior CEO Big Society Capital
Blog | 7 January 2019

What might 2019 bring for social impact investment, the organisations that use it and the people we all serve?

Housing for Vulnerable Women Big Society Capital
Blog | 12 December 2018

Over the past six months we have spoken to over 60 women's sector organisations to better understand the housing needs of vulnerable women. 

Detroit Cityscape - What we learned from America
Blog | 11 December 2018

In September, we travelled to North America to find insights, examples and lessons to inform and improve our work in communities and places in the UK. 

John Bishop from social enterprise, Evolve
Blog | 15 November 2018

John Bishop, managing director of social enterprise Evolve writes about being a social – and systems – entrepreneur. He also shares how social investment helped to scale up Evolve’s activities and the value of a mentor who helped him stay focused on the mission.

UK Youth
Blog | 14 November 2018

For Trustees Week, Rebecca McCartney, Investment Director at Big Society Capital and trustee at UK Youth, shares her top tips for finding a trustee role, where to search and advice on applying to be one.

Good Finance Live - Veterans at Ease
Blog | 19 October 2018

Big Society Capital's new Engagement Manager, Katie Fulford-Smith, shares her first impressions of the social impact investing world and her introduction to Good Finance at Good Finance Live in Newcastle.

Blog | 12 October 2018

This is the 6th bi-annual release of the Social Investment Deal Level Data and now captures over 3,200 commitments to invest into charities & social enterprises totalling £1.7bn.

Blog | 4 October 2018

In 2012, Big Society Capital became the world’s first impact investment wholesaler dedicated to providing finance to the social sector and building the impact investing market. A year later, it was joined by the Social Impact Accelerator, a new entity within the European Investment Bank. In 2018, we expect two more to open. In 2019, it could easily be another four

Impact Alpha 2018
Blog | 4 October 2018

Cliff Prior, CEO at Big Society Capital, discusses the need for fundamentals in impact investment following a retreat at the Alpbach Forum 2018.

Social Investor marketplace at Good Finance Live
Blog | 3 October 2018

Together with Good Finance, Vonne and Access - The Foundation for Social Investment, Big Society Capital was delighted to be part of the first ever Good Finance Live. It's aim was to provide a space where social enterprises and charities who were actively looking for capital could meet with a wide range of social investors - all in one place. 

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Blog | 18 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Will McLoughlin. Will is part of the People Powered team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme. 

Jericho celebrates SITR deal
Blog | 18 September 2018

Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) was recently ranked 4th out of 46 in a Europe-wide study on the effectiveness of tax incentives to foster investment into SMEs and start-ups. It is also the only tax relief of all those reviewed that is specifically targetted at charities and social enterprises. So this is definitely something to celebrate!

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Blog | 17 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Jack Weaver. Jack is part of the Transforming Tenure team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme.

Building-Better
Blog | 11 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Trina Chakravarti. Trina is part of the Building Better team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme. 

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Blog | 10 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Laura Wood. Laura is part of the Adapting with Age team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme. 

Blog | 5 September 2018

For International Day of Charity, charity Child Dynamix talks about the valuable work they do in deprived communities and the role that social investment has played in achieving their vision to see communities where children and young people thrive.