Uniting capital, expertise and ideas for better lives

A community nursery in Hull, Child Dynamix, received investment from Social and Sustainable Capital

Building an investment ecosystem

Explore our latest work to help​ build an investment ecosystem that supports enterprises to improve people’s lives.

Our impact

We improve the lives of people in the UK through investment with a sustainable return. Since 2012, we've made more than 100 investments in funds, managers and social banks, who in turn make money available to social enterprises and charities to create impact.

  • 1,500+

    Number of social enterprises and charities with investment from Big Society Capital

  • £2.2bn

    Total amount of investment available to social enterprises and charities

  • £1.5bn

    Total amount of signed capital from other investors alongside us

Annual Review 2020

We have published our Annual Review and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020. In a year dominated by COVID-19, the review documents our response to the pandemic and the impact it has had on our investment portfolio, along with other key developments in the year.

Our focus areas

We work with partners to address a range of social issues. Here are some examples of what we're currently working on.

  • For social enterprises and charities

    Social impact investment can sometimes be confusing and difficult to navigate. Find out whether repayable finance is right for your organisation and how to get started.

    Good Finance
  • For investors

    There are many ways that different types of investors can have a significant impact, helping to improve the lives of people while also achieving a financial return.

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  • For fund managers

    After an investment is made, we support fund managers to measure and manage social impact and financial performance, and help them to develop strong, sustainable business models.

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