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News | 10 November 2011

Big Society Capital today announces the appointment of Sir Richard Lambert as Chair of the Big Society Trust, which will oversee Big Society Capital’s activities so as to ensure that it stays true to its mission.

Research | 3 November 2011

A report on the first year of the Peterborough Social Impact Bond.

Research | 7 October 2011

A review setting out the steps necessary to create a mature, thriving, social impact investment market from a ‘bottom-up’ perspective.

Research | 7 September 2011

This report looks at how Allia’s charitable bonds work and ask whether they are a wise choice for funders and charities.

News | 29 July 2011

Big Society Capital formerly referred to as the “Big Society Bank”, today announces its launch with three entities: Big Society Capital Limited (BSC), the operating company of the group; The Big Society Trust (BST), responsible for ensuring the group stays true to its mission; and The Big Society Foundation, a charity able to receive philanthropic donations to support the investment readiness of social organisations.

News | 29 July 2011

Chairman, CEO, Board Directors and Trustees confirmed and first investment made

Research | 7 July 2011

This report studies the appetite for investment within mainstream financial institutions and other investor types

Research | 4 April 2011

A report presenting evidence which shows that wealthy individuals can be motivated to try social investments.

Research | 4 April 2011

A review of the 20 pilot capital-raisings by social investment intermediaries supported by NESTA’s Big Society Finance Fund.

Research | 4 April 2011

An assessment of the market for social finance, including research into credit unions.

Research | 3 March 2011

A guide setting out the steps to assessing the feasibility of a Social Impact Bond.

Research | 3 March 2011

An explanation of how to raise risk capital for ventures serving a community purpose.

Research | 12 February 2011

A handbook identifying key lessons from the global microfinance industry and recommends how they can be applied to the social investment market.

Research | 2 February 2011

A report describing the role of social venture intermediaries in the social investment landscape.

Research | 6 January 2011

A report on the state of the social enterprise sector in Yorkshire and the Humbe

Research | 1 January 2011

A guide to help commissioners develop and procure Social Impact Bonds.

Research | 1 January 2011

The CDFA's manifesto for growth and support of the community finance sector.

Research | 1 November 2010

A report assessing expected and realised returns from more than 1,000 impact investments collected by the Global Impact Investing Network

Research | 2 September 2010

A report setting out a long term shared vision for the Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector

Research | 1 September 2010

A paper outlining the role of social investment in building a ‘Big Society’

Research | 14 April 2010

The final report of the social investment taskforce, established in 2000 to assess how UK could achieve a radical improvement in its capacity to create wealth, economic growth, employment and an improved social fabric in its poorest communities.

Research | 3 March 2010

A report which aims to increase understanding within the investment community of the opportunities offered by impact investment and to promote impact investing.

Research | 3 March 2010

A paper exploring why a new social economy is needed and the role that Social Impact Bonds could play in stimulating its creation.

Research | 9 September 2009

A paper outlining four key characteristics of a robust social investment market.

Research | 9 September 2008

A report looking at the barriers to and opportunities for future development of the social investment market, in the context of the market's recent rapid growth.