Cross-sector collaboration – and government money – are needed as funding gap left by mainstream investors prevents the social economy from reaching its full potential, shows first in-depth study of catalytic capital in UK.
IMPACT 101: You've heard it mentioned everywhere, but what exactly is catalytic capital? Why do we need it, who's providing it, and how does it relate to blended finance? Catch up in our explainer, with C3's Stacy Xiao.
Research on catalytic capital tends to focus on what motivates the providers – but what about those receiving it? Bjoern Struewer and Jed Emerson explore how entrepreneurs use grants to take strategic risks and finance growth.