Big Society Capital

The First Billion - We're Just Getting Started

Cliff Prior | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Cliff Prior

So for us and all the intermediaries, plus I'm sure many charities and social enterprises, we've come to the top of the first hill just in time to work out how to plan out the mountain range ahead. Time to get started.

Changing the World of Social Enterprise Governance

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
June O'Sullivan MBE

Governance is rarely high on a social business' agenda. In fact when setting up a social enterprise, the CEO or Director gets a business plan together...

The Pros and Cons of Social Investment So Far

Dan Corry | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Dan Corry

I was working as a special adviser at the Department of Trade and Industry at the beginning of the 2000s when Sir Ronald Cohen began pushing for what was eventually to become, in 2011, Big Society Capital (BSC), the world's first social investment institution...

G8 - Launch of the Taskforce on Social Impact Investment

Sir Ronald Cohen | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK
Sir Ronald Cohen

In the run up to the G8 meeting next week, social impact investment took a major step forward on 6 June as the UK Government hosted a G8 Forum drawing together sector leaders from G8 nations and beyond.

The New Capitalism - Doing Good While Making a Profit

Iain Anderson | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

In a climate of heightened regulation and the government's deleveraging of balance sheets, there could be an opportunity to reshape how the world of finance works. Could social finance fill that gap?

Where People Come First

Phil Shanks | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

The Department of Health guidance on fair access to care services is titled "prioritizing need in the context of putting people first".

What Happened To Big Society?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics

One in ten charities fear they'll have to close their doors this year, partly because of government cuts to their budgets. The warning comes as a wid...

On Equal Footing: Why Making Big Society Work is No Small Challenge

Phil Shanks | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

Last week I found myself speaking out against the government's Big Society Capital launch. Not because I wish to stand in the way of new funding mechanisms but because I know from experience what it takes to make a charity a viable, investable prospect.

UK Should Seize Opportunity to Become Global Leader in Social Investment

Dr Rupert Evenett | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK
Dr Rupert Evenett

It's accepted that a key obstacle for growth is the banks' unwillingness to lend to SMEs. But not even getting the same attention as SMEs in the debat...