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News | 14 June 2016

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that Octopus has taken a 12.3% stake in the company as part of a £1.25 million growth funding round.

Octopus, a fast-growing UK fund management company and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK, will become the largest single institutional investor in the firm and Octopus Co-Founder Chris Hulatt will join the ClearlySo board as a non-executive director.

Events | 9 June 2016
Location: The Waldorf Hilton, London
Blog | 8 June 2016

Frontline charity workers make a direct difference to many people’s lives every day – less so if like me you’re working in charity finance.

Events | 6 June 2016
Location: InterContinental Berlin
Our Head of Investor Engagement, Aine Kelly, will be speaking at this year's Fund Forum International conference. 
Blog | 2 June 2016

Last week Big Society Capital and the Care and Wellbeing Fund held a small roundtable to discuss the potential for social investment to support social sector providers of primary care. 

Blog | 1 June 2016

Imagine you are a famous author, and you’ve just written your greatest masterpiece. Your publisher is happy to give you a big advance – an investment if you like – and to promote your book widely. 

Research | 1 June 2016

Throughout the developing world, there are an increasing number of entrepreneurs providing solutions to poverty, and there is also an increasing number of investors willing to allocate capital to these entrepreneurs in order for them to scale their operations, since only at scale can they realistically seek to meet their social missions.

Blog | 30 May 2016

What is the gritty reality of social investment? If I were being cruel I would start by misquoting a saying most frequently credited to the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius “Life is really simple, but lawyers insist on making it complicated. 

Events | 27 May 2016
Location: CAN Mezzanine Old Street, 49-51 East Road, Old Street, London
Blog | 27 May 2016

The creation of Big Society Capital in 2012 has inspired confidence in new market players to explore new approaches to business and finance.

Events | 24 May 2016
Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Research | 23 May 2016

All corporations seek to differentiate themselves and look for new ways to create value. But when many traditional routes have been exhausted, how does an organisation change the way it does business?

Events | 18 May 2016
Location: 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London, NW1 7HE
Blog | 18 May 2016

Thanks to all the folk from investors, intermediaries, charities and social enterprises, foundations and government, who joined us in our annual event last night.

News | 18 May 2016

New report reveals hundreds of charities and social enterprises are using social investment to address some of UK’s toughest issues – homelessness, youth unemployment and the social care crisis. 

Research | 17 May 2016

Big Society Capital, the UK-based Social Investment Institution, and Cambridge Associates, the global investment adviser, have pioneered a radical new approach for managing Treasury portfolios, in a move that could propel the UK’s social investment market to a new level.

Blog | 16 May 2016

“Are you investment ready?” You’ve probably heard this question a lot if you’ve explored social investment. You might also still be wondering what it means. Thankfully, help is at hand…

Blog | 12 May 2016

A lot more than many social investors realise or are acting on, finds our new research report “The Sky’s the Limit – increasing social investment impact with a gender lens.”

Events | 10 May 2016
Location: The Dutch Hall, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA
Blog | 9 May 2016

I recently attended the launch of Power to Change’s report “The community business market in 2015”

Research | 9 May 2016

There are almost 170,000 refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, which looks set to increase

Blog | 29 April 2016

As the number of Big Society Capital’s investments have grown, so have the challenges we have experienced in turning concept into practice. 

Blog | 28 April 2016

When you invest socially, is your intention to gain or give? Premal Shah, President [and co-founder] of the social lending platform Kiva, asked this loaded question to a packed audience at this year’s Marmalade session on people-powered social investment.

Research | 27 April 2016

The UK social investment market is widely recognised as one of the most advanced in the world. The market continues to grow, Big Society Capital estimate that it is now worth over £1.5 billion, spread over 3,500 investments, with a wide range of products. Government continues to support the market and has committed to strengthening the social investment marketplace by ensuring that future programmes make it as easy as possible for charities and social enterprises to access investment appropriate for them.

Blog | 27 April 2016

We often hear anecdotally of the number of charities and social enterprises that could take social investment and know many social investors are busy trying to find them. But given the hundreds of thousands of organisations in the social sector, it can often feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. So how can we better connect the right investors to the right charities and social enterprises?