Building the market
Big Society Capital’s overall purpose is to grow the 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 us, 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. We continue to work with its partners to further understanding and participation in social impact investment across a wide range of groups.
We work with Government at every level to develop and grow new markets for social impact investing. We aim to help shape policy, to support incentives and tax relief for social impact investing, and to extend the evidence base for different models of social impact investi
A growing number of investors are making impact investments, a trend that is set to continue. There are many ways different types of investors can have a significant impact and help improve the lives of people while also achieving their required rate of return. At Big Society Capital support investors on their impact journey, to help grow the amount of money invested in tackling social issues and inequalities in the UK.