This report provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market, highlighting the need to continue to build the evidence base for social investment and the requirement for further international collaboration to develop global standards for impact measurement.
Despite growing demand for charity services, concerted attempts to take proven approaches to scale are few and far between, with successful examples even rarer. This paper proposes ways of assessing the viability of scaling in different contexts.
This report provides a breakdown of the social enterprise sector in Scotland by geographical location and industry sector, together with a survey of 40 intermediary organisations describing their attitudes to social investment.
Drawing on lessons learned from existing Social Impact Bonds (SIBs), this report identifies design features that practitioners can use to increase the likelihood of future SIBs delivering the desired social outcomes.
This report provides an overview of the key initiatives that contributed to the development of the market in the UK, and provides commentary on how the market developed. It also provides recommendations for developing the next phase of the social investment market.