Investor engagement | Big Society Capital
Investor
engagement
Golden Lane Housing

Our goal is to increase funding for charities and social enterprises

We do this by engaging with existing and potential investors to raise awareness and understanding of the investment opportunities available. We also ensure that new funds and products understand the focus and needs of investors

We help institutional investors understand how they can be social investors

We do this by:

  • Co-developing research and reports that examine demand among institutional investors for social investments, possible barriers and how to overcome them
  • Educating and informing through speaking opportunities at mainstream financial conferences and events
  • Developing and supporting workshops on education and awareness raising 

Examples of our work: 

Events - We recently spoke at the 2015 Alternative Investment Summit conference and the 2015 Fund Forum International

Research & Publications - In partnership with Social Market Foundation, we comissioned Good Pensions to explore why and how social pension funds should be introduced in the UK.

We help trusts, charities and foundations learn how they can be social investors.

We do this through:

  • One-to-one meetings with those interested in the social investment space
  • Co-investing and co-partnering on specific social issue areas
  • Events and roundtable discussions focused on education and awareness raising
  • Research and focus groups in partnership with relevant membership bodies, for example, the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)
  • The Social Impact Investors Group (SIIG) – we are part of the organising committee and provide them with support

We help individuals and their advisers learn how they can be social investors

We do this by:

  • Developing and supporting events targeted at individual investors
  • Developing research to better understand the growing demand and opportunities for individuals to make social investments
  • Supporting the work of Worthstone, leading independent social impact investment resource for financial advisers and wealth managers
  • Supporting the Social Angels Movement, a network created to help grow the number of social angels in the UK 

Examples of our work: 

Events - We recently sponsored and supported the Worthstone Social Investment Academy,  leading forum on social investment for independent financial advisers. 

Research & Publications - In partnership with Intelligent Partner, we commissioned SITR: A survey of EIS managers showing the trends and their sentiment towards Social Investment Tax Relief. 

examples of investment opportunities

There are a growing number of opportunities for investors to get involved in social investment. In this section you can explore examples from our portfolio of the sorts of social investment opportunities that are available to investors

BLOGS, RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

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PARTNER WITH US

Evita Zanuso

Financial Relationships Director

Joanna Heywood

Relationships Director