"No sector has a monopoly on saints or scallywags." Rodney Schwartz, CEO of leading social investment organisation ClearlySo, contemplates both the harm done and progress made by ex-bankers in the social investment sphere.
An informed attitude to risk could prove highly advantageous to enterprising charities willing to consider the potential impact social finance could create, argues Eddie Finch from UK chartered accountants Buzzacott.
Foundations have the capacity to play a crucial role in developing the social enterprise market. It's time they maximised this potential to catalyse lasting change, argue Danyal Sattar and Chris Dadson.
Unity Trust Bank is on track to hit its three-year lending target of £100m by the end of 2015, according to its new Social Impact report, and aims "to become the go to bank for the civil society" in the UK.