New data is released today from one of the UK's earliest social investment funds, the £142m Futurebuilders fund created in 2004. The lessons learned can help us to design the right kind of finance now, writes Social Investment Business CEO Nick Temple.
Be patient, flexible and targeted to areas of need: new data from the UK's £142m Futurebuilders England Fund – launched back in 2004 – suggests lessons for what will make future social investment work.
To-do list for new CEO at Big Society Capital sets out plans for ambitious growth, better communications, more flexible finance and action on diversity – quadrennial review highlights key successes, failings and challenges ahead.
Must social enterprises take what they can get – or can they shape the (patient) social finance they need? Lisa Ashford draws on experiences with community shares and investment platforms in the UK and Africa to explore a way forward.
“Each and every” trustee responsible for how a foundation deploys its endowment “super-power”, according to new ACF report. Plus, foundations should be transparent with grantees on the source of their wealth.
In the first of a series looking at 'patient, risk bearing' capital, Duncan Brown asks why social investment is so dominated by short-term, rigid debt instruments – and why there's so little support for higher risk, high return social innovation.