Big Society Capital’s overall purpose is to help build an investment ecosystem that supports enterprises to improve people’s lives. We do this both through investing our own capital in ways that bring in other co-investors and also through wider market building activities. These involve building awareness and understanding of social impact investment among investors of all kinds, as well as among social enterprises and charities that could use repayable finance.
Our approach to market building is through education and partnership, with a long-term goal of building a movement of people and organisations who use social impact investment to improve lives.
We engage with investors to raise awareness and understanding of investments that help to solve some of the most pressing social issues in the UK.
Responding to Covid-19
The global pandemic is the greatest challenge we’ve faced in generations. It threatened, and continues to threaten, the financial stability of social enterprises, charities and social purpose organisations.
Diversity, equality and inclusion
Our mission at Big Society Capital is all about system change. But what if we try to change systems only to replicate the bias, unfairness and inequality found in the old?
Governance and accountability
The Oversight Trust - Assets for the Common Good, our majority shareholder, commissioned an independent review of Big Society Capital in 2020.