The first quantitative research study into social investment in the UK
A guide to social investment to help charities understand the risks and opportunities social investment entails.
A report on the first year of the Peterborough Social Impact Bond.
A review setting out the steps necessary to create a mature, thriving, social impact investment market from a ‘bottom-up’ perspective.
This report looks at how Allia’s charitable bonds work and ask whether they are a wise choice for funders and charities.
This report studies the appetite for investment within mainstream financial institutions and other investor types
A report presenting evidence which shows that wealthy individuals can be motivated to try social investments.
A review of the 20 pilot capital-raisings by social investment intermediaries supported by NESTA’s Big Society Finance Fund.
An assessment of the market for social finance, including research into credit unions.
A guide setting out the steps to assessing the feasibility of a Social Impact Bond.
An explanation of how to raise risk capital for ventures serving a community purpose.
A handbook identifying key lessons from the global microfinance industry and recommends how they can be applied to the social investment market.
A report describing the role of social venture intermediaries in the social investment landscape.
A report on the state of the social enterprise sector in Yorkshire and the Humbe
A guide to help commissioners develop and procure Social Impact Bonds.
The CDFA's manifesto for growth and support of the community finance sector.