big society capital
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.
Governance is rarely high on a social business' agenda. In fact when setting up a social enterprise, the CEO or Director
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...
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.
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?
The Department of Health guidance on fair access to care services is titled "prioritizing need in the context of putting people first".
One in ten charities fear they'll have to close their doors this year, partly because of government cuts to their budgets
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.
It's accepted that a key obstacle for growth is the banks' unwillingness to lend to SMEs. But not even getting the same attention