We work with expert partners, seeking to understand the issues, design and deliver investments and grow market participation, enabling a systemic and sustained impact to improve the lives of people in the UK.
We assess our investments on the social impact they will have and the financial returns they will generate. We also look at how they will help to build social impact investment in the UK and bring about changes to the system that can often make tackling social issues feel hard to address.
We work to create an environment which makes social impact investment easier and more effective. We can do this in a few ways...
Find partners to take the first catalytic steps, through capital, expertise, grants or networks.
Develop successful ideas from inception and grow them to the next stage, through further investment.
Develop other sources of capital, encourage replication and influence policy to help ideas succeed beyond Big Society Capital’s investment.
We're working with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity to develop new approaches to help prevent childhood obesity.
We've partnered with the Wellcome Trust, Bethnal Green Ventures and Zinc to test new approaches to preventing mental ill health.
We work with our partners to commission and write research to better understand, and share our learning, on the role of social impact investment. We have collated all these reports since we were founded into a central depository.