Ben's current focus is on financial inclusion and crowdfunding. Before joining Big Society Capital, Ben was a Policy Adviser in the Social Investment and Finance Team at the Cabinet Office where he worked on retail investment, impact measurement and the G8 Forum. Prior to that he worked in investment management at The Social Investment Business. He founded a microfinance charity and holds an MSc in Development and Security from Bristol University.
Big Society Capital wants to create a £5 million facility for alternative finance platforms to match crowdfunded investments by individuals to charities and social enterprises. We are seeking platforms to partner with us to deliver this fund which will launch in 2016.