This is a brief handbook explains the basics of social investment, including what social investment is, the social investment market, types of social investment products, investor concerns and the UK’s expertise in social investment
Based on a survey of members of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), this report details the behaviours, attitudes and interests of UK charitable foundations in relation to ‘social investment’.
This report sets out the findings of a working group of financial services and social investment experts convened to explore the relationship between social investment and the regulatory concept of ‘suitability’.
This report looks at how to scale up the reach and impact of social projects, building on their success at a time of reduced resources. This leads to the idea of Social Franchising as an investment opportunity for those promoting social change.
The report details a need for more support in the emerging social investment market and aims to promote a better understanding of how to help UK organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector prepare to secure repayable finance.
This report provides the first overview of potential social investment demand in the coming three to four years, broken down into economic sectors and financial products. In addition, it lays down a clear logic for how social investment demand can be estimated from a series of related drivers.
This report reviews the landscape of the U.K. social investment market, and outlines a decision-making framework to help private and institutional investors evaluate social investment opportunities within a diversified portfolio.