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 {...}

Apps, platforms and the unintended consequences of the tech revolution

From Fintech to Tech4Good, technology is creating new approaches and opportunities. How can social investors engage with the tech revolution and help those we invest in make better use {...}

Headlines of the Future

What do we want the headlines in Pioneers Post to say in 10 years’ time? What would we most like to see and what would we be most frightened {...}

(Don’t say Br*x*t) DCMS briefing

The government wants to build ‘a culture of impact investing’ in the UK. From tax and regulation to new initiatives, what is happening across government to make this a {...}

Awakening the sleeping giants

Four housing association giants are launching a new social investment fund. Big Society Capital is funding a new Social Innovation in Homes fellowship… Is the huge social housing sector {...}

Crowdfunding and community shares: the good, the bad and the ugly

Who is innovating and what are they doing around crowdfunding and community shares? When is crowdfunding really investment, and when is it just clever fundraising? Why does it sometimes {...}

Finding the right balance of yield

My name is Paolo Casamassima and I am the Founder of a Social Impact fund called Bighous. We are aiming to build a fund focused on redeveloping abandoned buildings {...}