Social enterprises may be missing a trick if they’re not engaging local individuals as micro-investors – and their own staff and volunteers could lead the way, says the director of Scottish Communities Finance.
Three months after the first-ever major review of Big Society Capital's work, the interim CEO says the priorities now are communicating better, influencing government and addressing a culture that can be off-putting to outsiders.
SOCAP Virtual: How a new type of ‘pay-for-success’ deal is giving job-seekers the skills to fill vacant positions – and proving an attractive proposition for impact investors and training providers alike.
SOCAP Virtual: To make real progress on today's meatiest problems, impact investors themselves may need to make uncomfortable changes. Some insiders, at least, are not convinced they’re willing to do so.
The Big Exchange, co-founded by The Big Issue and a coalition of industry partners, allows UK residents to become impact investors with £25 a month – and has plans to reduce that minimum investment to just £3.
PLUS: Social Impact Ventures rebrands and doubles fund size; Save the Children Australia impact fund opens for business; UN’s first outcomes fund; the new $400m 'blank-cheque' sustainability company; and more.
What does a top-notch philanthropic foundation of the future look like? The head of the UK's Association of Charitable Foundations on growing interest in going beyond grantmaking and using the 'whole toolbox' to fulfil their mission.