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Blog | 8 July 2016

Facing the consequences of an upcoming Brexit, we realise that the relationship between the UK and mainland Europe has always been intense and complicated. 

Blog | 7 July 2016

“Social investment is a great way to raise funds, increase impact and increase awareness of the charity’s work. As a sector, why aren’t we just getting on and doing it!”

Research | 7 July 2016

Exploring the experiences of charity and social enterprise Boards with social investment. 

Blog | 6 July 2016

I can still remember that very first discussion I ever had with a potential investor.

Events | 5 July 2016
Location: Jurys Inn Hotel, Hinckley
Blog | 5 July 2016

This week marks the second anniversary of the creation of Social Investment Tax Relief. Perhaps not an anniversary I ever saw myself marking in my diary. I have surprised myself at how captivating I have found this tax relief to be. 

Events | 5 July 2016
Location: UBS Conference Centre, 1 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2AN
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Events | 4 July 2016
Location: The Bulldog Trust, Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD
Research | 4 July 2016

This paper provides a review of the use of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) on its two year anniversary. It includes an analysis of the SITR deals completed to date and the views of key stakeholders in this area. NPC has written this report in partnership with Big Society Capital (BSC).

News | 4 July 2016

Charities and social enterprises have received £3.4m in two years thanks to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) recently introduced by the Treasury, according to research conducted by think tank NPC for Big Society Capital. 

Blog | 30 June 2016

In the past three years, Portugal watched its very own social investment market go from birth to taking its first steps.

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Blog | 27 June 2016

Companies are increasingly coming to realise that it is possible to design innovative and commercially viable business models that also have a positive social impact.

Blog | 24 June 2016

We are a divided nation. A disunited kingdom.

News | 22 June 2016

Big Society Capital today announced the appointment of Kieron Boyle to its Board.

Blog | 15 June 2016

What are the key components needed for a social investment intermediary to be financially sustainable and effectively deliver products, support and/or services that benefit charities and social enterprises?

Blog | 14 June 2016

Charities are often reluctant to take on loan finance, preferring instead to rely on grants from trusts or individuals.

News | 14 June 2016

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that Octopus has taken a 12.3% stake in the company as part of a £1.25 million growth funding round.

Octopus, a fast-growing UK fund management company and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK, will become the largest single institutional investor in the firm and Octopus Co-Founder Chris Hulatt will join the ClearlySo board as a non-executive director.

Events | 9 June 2016
Location: The Waldorf Hilton, London
Blog | 8 June 2016

Frontline charity workers make a direct difference to many people’s lives every day – less so if like me you’re working in charity finance.

Blog | 2 June 2016

Last week Big Society Capital and the Care and Wellbeing Fund held a small roundtable to discuss the potential for social investment to support social sector providers of primary care. 

Blog | 1 June 2016

Imagine you are a famous author, and you’ve just written your greatest masterpiece. Your publisher is happy to give you a big advance – an investment if you like – and to promote your book widely. 

Research | 1 June 2016

Throughout the developing world, there are an increasing number of entrepreneurs providing solutions to poverty, and there is also an increasing number of investors willing to allocate capital to these entrepreneurs in order for them to scale their operations, since only at scale can they realistically seek to meet their social missions.

Blog | 30 May 2016

What is the gritty reality of social investment? If I were being cruel I would start by misquoting a saying most frequently credited to the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius “Life is really simple, but lawyers insist on making it complicated. 

Events | 27 May 2016
Location: CAN Mezzanine Old Street, 49-51 East Road, Old Street, London
Blog | 27 May 2016

The creation of Big Society Capital in 2012 has inspired confidence in new market players to explore new approaches to business and finance.