David develops and manages projects for Social Spider. David likes getting things done. He is good at taking ideas and making them work in practice. David has lots of experience of starting and running community projects and social enterprises in a variety of fields including media, the arts, homelessness and community consultation.
David is a Non-Executive Director of Inpress – the sales and marketing agency for independent publishers in the UK and Ireland, a trustee of Voluntary Action Waltham Forest and Urban Forum, and a Fellow of the RSA and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Has the UK lost its leadership position on impact investing? Does it actually matter? If the new Impact Investing Institute is to retake the lead for the UK, it will first need to establish the direction it wants to lead in, points out our columnist.
Everyone agrees we need more risk finance – so why are social investors still so bad at providing it? Our ‘Equalizer’ David Floyd asks if investors have the bottle to take big risks on ventures that could deliver major social impact.
The Canadian government’s forthcoming social finance strategy is exploring setting up a Big Society Capital-style wholesaler. Is social investment about to take off in Canada? David Floyd reports from the tenth annual Social Finance Forum.
Times have changed since social investment was first big news in the New Labour years. Now there’s less money and political tides are moving in different directions. David Floyd wonders if social investment can respond to today’s challenges.