CAF Venturesome is the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation, and is one of the most established and active players in the UK social investment market. Over the past fourteen years, CAF Venturesome has supported more than 470 charities and social enterprises with over £38m of affordable finance, enabling them to flourish. CAF Venturesome manages several social investment funds to support a wide range of social organisations - from local community-led housing groups to major international development charities.
Holly leads the team, and has overall responsibility for Venturesome’s funds and social investments. Since joining in 2012, Holly has led significant fundraising as well as managing a portfolio of innovative social investments. Holly previously worked at the management consultancy firm Oliver Wyman.
Last year CAF Venturesome examined why some of its social investments have failed to repay in full. CAF's team focussed on financial “failure”, rather than failure to achieve social impact. What are the most common reasons loans don't get repaid?