Big Society Capital, together with the Guy's & St Thomas' Charity and the Food Foundation have today (19th November) released a new report: Healthy Returns: Opportunities for market-based solutions to childhood obesity.
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 purpose is to improve the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to charities and social enterprises. Housing is an area of strategic focus for us, with the goal of creating a fairer housing market where people, particularly vulnerable people, are able to live in secure and affordable homes and communities.
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!