2020 marks the 10th year of the NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards. We look back at some of the winners of the past decade – and reveal 10 things you might not know about these champions of social enterprise.
PLUS: Impact bond firsts in Cambodia and Palestine, Big Issue Invest backs lottery business, Bamboo Capital Partners invests in Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform, VisionFund raises £10m for microfinance – and more.
Social impact investment firm, Resonance, won our Investment award for ‘Good Deal of the Decade’ for its groundbreaking partnership with St Mungo’s and others to create the Homelessness Property Funds. Find out how they made it in our new film.
PLUS: New $40m fund to bridge short-term financing gaps, Social and Sustainable Capital makes first investment from its housing fund, tech startup OpenSC raises $4m, CIC secures £250k through social investment tax relief, and more.
Plus: Bridges raises £35m for second social outcomes fund, Palladium's first impact fund targets $40m for African small businesses, Scotland's first community-owned school building and impactful chocolate in Indonesia...
PLUS: Generation Investment raises $1bn to invest in “sustainability revolution”, SIS Ventures makes first equity investment, North East Social Investment Fund invests £700k in employability and education, and more.