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News | 31 October 2012

Big Society Capital (“BSC”) is committed to building a strong, diverse and sustainable social investment market in the UK.

News | 31 October 2012

Big Society Capital calls for social investment ideas in outcomes finance, health, community and affordable housing sectors

Research | 27 September 2012

This report looks at how to scale up the reach and impact of social projects, building on their success at a time of reduced resources. This leads to the idea of Social Franchising as an investment opportunity for those promoting social change.

Research | 14 September 2012

The report details a need for more support in the emerging social investment market and aims to promote a better understanding of how to help UK organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector prepare to secure repayable finance.

Research | 13 September 2012

This report provides the first overview of potential social investment demand in the coming three to four years, broken down into economic sectors and financial products. In addition, it lays down a clear logic for how social investment demand can be estimated from a series of related drivers.

News | 13 September 2012

New social investment commitments announced by Big Society Capital and City of London Corporation, as report reveals demand for social investment could grow to £1 billion by 2016

News | 4 April 2012

Today marked the official launch of Big Society Capital (BSC), the UK social investment fund aiming at channelling fresh money into the social enterprise sector, and achieving positive societal impact.

News | 4 April 2012

THE PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES BIG SOCIETY CAPITAL – THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER SOCIAL INVESTMENT MARKET BUILDER

Blog | 3 April 2012

Today marks the operational launch of the UK’s dedicated social investment wholesaler – the first institution of its type in the world.

Research | 26 January 2012

This report reviews the landscape of the U.K. social investment market, and outlines a decision-making framework to help private and institutional investors evaluate social investment opportunities within a diversified portfolio.

Research | 18 January 2012

This paper provides an overview of how the social investment market is driven, why its affecting more and more organisations and the challenges that the sector faces in engaging with social finance.

Research | 1 January 2012

A report on the major trends shaping impact investing and how social entrepreneurship is redefining the meaning of return

News | 28 December 2011

£3.1 million from dormant bank accounts will be invested in new projects to support local communities, Nick Hurd Minister for the Civil Society said today

Research | 29 November 2011

The first quantitative research study into social investment in the UK

Research | 15 November 2011

A guide to social investment to help charities understand the risks and opportunities social investment entails.

News | 10 November 2011

Big Society Capital today announces the appointment of Sir Richard Lambert as Chair of the Big Society Trust, which will oversee Big Society Capital’s activities so as to ensure that it stays true to its mission.

Research | 3 November 2011

A report on the first year of the Peterborough Social Impact Bond.

Research | 7 October 2011

A review setting out the steps necessary to create a mature, thriving, social impact investment market from a ‘bottom-up’ perspective.

Research | 7 September 2011

This report looks at how Allia’s charitable bonds work and ask whether they are a wise choice for funders and charities.

News | 29 July 2011

Big Society Capital formerly referred to as the “Big Society Bank”, today announces its launch with three entities: Big Society Capital Limited (BSC), the operating company of the group; The Big Society Trust (BST), responsible for ensuring the group stays true to its mission; and The Big Society Foundation, a charity able to receive philanthropic donations to support the investment readiness of social organisations.

News | 29 July 2011

Chairman, CEO, Board Directors and Trustees confirmed and first investment made

Research | 7 July 2011

This report studies the appetite for investment within mainstream financial institutions and other investor types

Research | 4 April 2011

A report presenting evidence which shows that wealthy individuals can be motivated to try social investments.

Research | 4 April 2011

A review of the 20 pilot capital-raisings by social investment intermediaries supported by NESTA’s Big Society Finance Fund.

Research | 4 April 2011

An assessment of the market for social finance, including research into credit unions.