Social impact management – aggregation challenges and solutions

The session will explore the important impact questions that social purpose organisations need to address and how this can assist investors and funders to aggregate at the portfolio level

Impact in the city: can place-based investing address inequality where others have failed?

In cities like Bristol, positive economic growth figures mask a deepening inequality across social and ethnic communities. Find out how a place-based, collaborative approach can promote systemic change that {...}

Building a pipeline when your investment objectives are relatively narrow

How can we build a pipeline of social investments to consider when the objectives we’re trying to meet are very specific? Is it a matter of better or more {...}

Putting social entrepreneurs at the heart of social investment

Bridging the missing middle? Crossing the chasm? So much of what we hear at impact and social investment events talks of deal flow, market returns etc. So little attention {...}

Great ideas but no investor

Why are there so many great ideas and social impact funds that go unfunded? Do we need to spend more time understanding the needs of the investor before designing {...}

The rules of the road for impact investment

2019 is likely to be the year when the rules of the road for impact finance are set out on a global scale – IFC have proposed principles, GIIN {...}

Connecting civil society and social investment with the people it’s for

Julia Unwin has set out the PACT challenge to civil society – how to reconnect with underserved communities, and to enable people to lead their own futures. What does {...}

Preaching to the unconverted

The messaging around social investment is very much about doing the right thing and speaks to those who want to do it because it is right to do good/values {...}