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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.