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 {...}

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 {...}

Playing the long game

An update on pensions… How do we get more IFAs and wealth managers to engage with this space – do we actually still need them?

Filling the difficult gaps: equity, liquidity and the secondary market

Who is doing what to fill the equity gap, or is it just too difficult to achieve? How do we encourage/educate social entrepreneurs to use enterprise structures that allow {...}

Building the social investment infrastructure

From Access and Big Society Capital to The Social Investment Business and Power2Change – who’s doing what to build the social investment infrastructure, and how does it fit together {...}