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.