In this guest blog series, we hear how fund managers in our portfolio have been adapting to COVID-19, the challenges they have faced and how they plan to continue to work hard to create a better, sustainable future.
Pressing forward through uncertainty
There are certain times that aren’t suited to launching a public investment offer, like in August or over Christmas. From experience we can now add to that list, ‘in the face of an impending global pandemic’.
Preserving and transforming affordable credit provision during the pandemic
I joined Fair4All Finance as its first Investment Director in early summer, moving from social investment fund CAF Venturesome.
Backing resilience and relationships in the third sector
Four-and-a-half months into the new normal and the best thing to have come out of lockdown is the realisation that we have invested in some incredibly resilient, determined charities.
Shifting priorities in the wake of COVID-19
For 25 years in the UK, Triodos Bank has been enabling values-led organisations to create positive impact.
Ride out the recession
I have been through a fair few recessions in my career. This one is off the scale, for pretty obvious reasons. If you shut down large parts of the economy, that has a direct effect.
Social Investment Business: a sprint response to COVID-19 and preparing for the marathon ahead
In late March, I started to say that COVID-19 and lockdown felt like both a marathon and a sprint; what started as a quick soundbite now seems pretty spot on.
The power of shared value to generate sustained, strong commercial returns
Eka Ventures invests in founders creating consumer technology companies with the potential to build shareholder value in parallel with societal value, we call this ‘shared value’.
How Charity Bank is adapting to meet the changing needs of charities and social enterprises
These are challenging times, to say the least. COVID-19 is impacting almost every single person, family, community and organisation in the UK. Charity Bank is no exception.
How do you keep improving people’s lives in a lockdown?
The Bridges Social Outcomes team, throughout the last 10 years, has worked with over 95 social sector organisations to deliver social projects commissioned by over 60 different local and central Government departments.
Generous Leadership – lessons from the frontline of social investment
Two months into lockdown. I can’t remember who first introduced me to the term ‘Generous Leadership’ and it probably is sufficiently vague to mean whatever you want.
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