In the last few months, Big Society Capital carried out some research to understand the state of the Venture Philanthropy (VP) sector in the UK, in collaboration with the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA).
In this post James Ronicle, Associate Director at Ecorys UK, describes the findings from the latest research collaboration between Ecorys UK and the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU). The two research teams examined the reasons why 25 areas did, or did not, set up a social impact bond (SIB), and summarises the four factors that were essential in ensuring whether a SIB was launched.
On 26th September, a Social Investment Forum organised by Sarasin & Partners, Big Society Capital and Cass Business School asked the question “Is social investment growing fast enough?” Hear the thoughts and experiences of our speakers.
Housing associations are to begin a major new challenge of developing pioneering ideas to tackle the country’s biggest future social challenges, the National Housing Federation has announced at its Annual Conference today (Wednesday).