Cliff Prior joined Big Society Capital as CEO in March 2016. BSC is the wholesale investor and market champion for UK social impact investment. In our first 5 years, we have made over £1bn available with our co-investors, with £750m already taken up by over 600 charities, social enterprises, and profit with purpose companies.
Previously Cliff was CEO of UnLtd for social entrepreneurs, supporting 13,000 new startups, and building a 50-country Global Social Entrepreneurship Network.
Cliff has worked across the social sector, including mental health, youth, civil rights, social housing, homelessness, community care, offender resettlement, learning disability, dementia, social innovation and R&D, alongside work in government policy and regulation. He has co-created a number of social startups and mentors emerging social leaders.
Cliff is involved in the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing and is leading an international working group to help more countries develop wholesale social impact investors and market development agencies.