Independent review finds the social investor, which provides a mix of grants and loans to small charities and social enterprises in the UK, has had a major impact – but both its large legacy and its small team are under pressure.
The UK’s social investment wholesaler today released its annual review and financial statements for 2020. We’ve scrolled through the documents so you don’t need to. Here are Pioneers Post’s main takeaways.
BlueMark's in-depth review of 30 investors – with a combined $99bn in impact assets under management – finds more than half not aligned with SDG targets, while cost constraints mean only 11% engage with stakeholders to assess their impact.
PLUS: $100m MacArthur grant to end homelessness; Dutch VC fund backs digital-only fashion house; ImpactAssets custom investments surge; new pooled fund for southeast Asia; Resonance's launchpad loan for mums' mental health; and more.
Participatory funding puts decisions into the hands of those most affected by the money. It's a massive shift – but one that could make philanthropy and impact investing more open, transparent and community-driven.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury rejects calls for a further extension of a crucial tax relief scheme designed to stimulate social investment – but campaigners hope this will open the door to a new, improved policy to replace it.
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