How can we get local authorities to buy into what we do as investors? At a time of austerity there is an even stronger case to work collaboratively. Who are the commissioners enabling positive change and what can we learn from them/do to support them? What are the practical issues that might be challenging our investees (eg charities and social enterprises having to wait 90 days to be paid)? How can we reach out to others, understand their challenges and work with them to make social investment a realistic and exciting solution?