What is social impact investment?
Across the globe, investors are taking a more socially responsible attitude to their investments. They want to make a clear statement of intent. Some want to do good with their money, some think it will be rewarding to do so, or both. Many are investing in funds with environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration.
Other investors are making impact investments. These are made with the intention of generating a positive, measurable outcome for society and the environment while making a financial return.
Social impact investment provides repayable finance to enterprises with a social purpose like charities and social enterprises. The investment enables them to deliver products or services that create measurable, lasting social impact that improves people’s lives. It also aims to make a financial return for investors.
Building an investment ecosystem
Our experience shows where we and our partners can create the most impact. By bringing in more capital alongside ours in venture, lending, outcomes contracts and property, there is real opportunity to help enterprises scale their impact, support new social entrepreneurs and to give investors a sustainable financial return.
- 2000 Number of social enterprises and charities receiving money from Big Society Capital and other investors
- £889m Total amount of committed (signed) Big Society Capital investments
- £2.9bn Total amount of committed (signed) capital with other investors alongside us
Partner with us
We work with expert partners, developing tools, products and platforms that can channel our capital and that of other investors alongside us. And we create more opportunities for others to invest in social impact.