Total invested by Big Society Capital
Total invested by Big Society Capital and other investors alongside us
Number of people supported by Bridges Fund Management and Big Issue Invest through social outcomes contracts
Many social challenges, from obesity to unemployment, and preventing mental ill health, are tackled best by acting early to address their root causes. But too often the systems and interventions we have in place are not set up that way and instead try to pick up the pieces later. By then it is often too late, with issues becoming deeper and more complex.
We work with partners on issues where early action can make a difference, seeking to understand people’s needs to bring a range of skills, experience and resources to the table. Only then can we create ideas and investment solutions to address root causes and prevent issues from occurring or escalating.
We develop new approaches with the potential to replicate and scale, and do so mainly through outcomes contracts and social ventures.
|Fund manager||Fund name||Investment type||Fund size||Focus area||Investment status|
|Big Issue Invest||Big Issue Invest Outcomes Investment Fund LP||Outcomes contract||<£15 million||Early action||Current|
|Bridges Fund Management||Bridges Social Outcomes Funds||Outcomes contract||<£50 million||Early action||Current|
|Social Finance||Care and Wellbeing Fund||Outcomes contract||<£15 million||Early action||Current|
|Ascension Ventures||Good Food Fund||Enterprise debt||<£15 million||Early action||Current|
We work with expert partners to create and design new investments.
A yearlong programme has underlined the fact that robust research practices are crucial in ensuring mental health technology start-ups create products aligned with the real needs of individuals.
This report explores opportunities for investors and funders to help address the prevalence of childhood obesity in urban, deprived communities through impact investment.