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.
Everyone agrees we need more risk finance – so why are social investors still so bad at providing it? Our ‘Equalizer’ David Floyd asks if investors have the bottle to take big risks on ventures that could deliver major social impact.
What are the big questions facing the UK social investment sector? Find out in our special report from The Gathering 2019, where leading social investors met to debate what's working and explore collaborative solutions.
Investing for impact, where the primary goal is social impact, looks set to grow far more slowly than demand for such finance – unless we make some major changes. Chris West identifies five opportunities to tackle the mismatch.
Client demand is prompting more impact investing, according to the latest annual survey from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – but more skilled professionals will be needed to keep up with growth in the industry.