- Bridges Ventures (Bridges) and Big Society Capital today announced they are lead investors in a new Social Impact Bond (SIB) commissioned by Essex County Council and developed by Social Finance, to fund an intensive intervention programme to help vulnerable young people at risk of going into care
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’.
Today Big Society Capital (“BSC”) has published a ‘market update’ that sets out our view of how the social investment market might evolve. It also calls for specific investment ideas focused on health, social care and ageing; on community enterprises and assets; and on affordable housing. You can read the detailed document here.
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.
Big Society Capital was established to grow the social investment market in the UK. To do this we are investing to build the market infrastructure and support development of the financial intermediaries that are required to connect investors looking for both a social and financial return with the enterprises they can invest in to achieve this goal.
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.
Today marked the official launch of Big Society Capital (BSC), the UK social investment fund aiming at channelling fresh money into the social enterprise sector, and achieving positive societal impact.
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.
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.
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.