Our 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 other investors alongside, and 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 that use social impact investment to improve lives.
Building market awareness
According to our independent study of the social impact investment (SII) sector, the sector has become considerably more established and settled over the last two to three years.
Engaging social enterprises
Awareness of Social Impact Investment is growing, but it is still a difficult world to navigate for social enterprises and charities, and there is a pressing need for tools and resources for them.
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.
2021 was an important year for our work with Government. We continued to grow awareness and deepen the understanding of social impact investment with government audiences.
As part of our mission to make private market social impact investment opportunities available to a wider range of investors, we partnered with Schroders in late 2020, to launch the Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust (SBSI), the first impact investment trust to trade on a global stock exchange.