Arts, heritage, sport and faith
Conservation of the natural environment
Employment and training
Family, friends and relationships
Health and social care
Housing and local facilities
Income and financial inclusion
This report studies the appetite for investment within mainstream financial institutions and other investor types
A report presenting evidence which shows that wealthy individuals can be motivated to try social investments.
A review of the 20 pilot capital-raisings by social investment intermediaries supported by NESTA’s Big Society Finance Fund.
An assessment of the market for social finance, including research into credit unions.
A guide setting out the steps to assessing the feasibility of a Social Impact Bond.
An explanation of how to raise risk capital for ventures serving a community purpose.
A handbook identifying key lessons from the global microfinance industry and recommends how they can be applied to the social investment market.
A report describing the role of social venture intermediaries in the social investment landscape.
A report on the state of the social enterprise sector in Yorkshire and the Humbe
A guide to help commissioners develop and procure Social Impact Bonds.
The CDFA's manifesto for growth and support of the community finance sector.
A report assessing expected and realised returns from more than 1,000 impact investments collected by the Global Impact Investing Network
A report setting out a long term shared vision for the Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector
A paper outlining the role of social investment in building a ‘Big Society’
The final report of the social investment taskforce, established in 2000 to assess how UK could achieve a radical improvement in its capacity to create wealth, economic growth, employment and an improved social fabric in its poorest communities.
A report which aims to increase understanding within the investment community of the opportunities offered by impact investment and to promote impact investing.
A paper exploring why a new social economy is needed and the role that Social Impact Bonds could play in stimulating its creation.
A paper outlining four key characteristics of a robust social investment market.
A report looking at the barriers to and opportunities for future development of the social investment market, in the context of the market's recent rapid growth.
A paper explaining CAF Venturesome’s matrix for assessing social impact.
A case study illustrating how quasi-equity can be used.