The Learning and Development Framework has been developed at Big Society Capital to help our team develop and learn the skills needed to make social impact investing work. We want to share this framework so that asset owners and asset managers in the UK and globally can use it and adapt it for their own needs
What's in the Framework?
We aim to effectively identify complex social problems, and design and execute investment solutions alongside partners to improve people’s lives in the UK. To achieve this, we believe we need to combine strategic problem solving, multi-sector knowledge and investment skills. As a result, our learning approach centres on these three areas and is importantly underpinned by our organisational values.
We believe multi-sector knowledge is essential to effectively operate across social impact investing from the social issue through to sustainable enterprise models, investors’ needs and the broader ecosystem in which social impact investing sits.
Strategic problem solving
Social impact investing is seeking to address complex social problems and in many instances strive for systems change. We believe this requires a greater focus on strategic problem solving, human-centred design thinking and collaboration.
Investment management skills
Social impact investing management skills combine standard private market investment processes with social impact and evaluation approaches. We believe this combination can best balance and maximise the financial and social impact objectives of an investment.