How to get social investment back on track: A checklist for foundations

Social investors are too busy looking to the rooftops, instead of spending time helping investees build strong and solid foundations. And they’re still attempting to squeeze investment opportunities to fit pre-defined debt products that meet their own requirements before those of the investee. This leaves a clear role for impact-first foundations moving into this space, write Niamh Goggin and Sarah Forster – if they can apply some thoughtful, demand-led principles in their approach.