Organisations looking to make loans to charities and social enterprises in England have until December to apply to Access’ Growth Fund by submitting an expression of interest, the foundation has announced.
The Canadian government’s forthcoming social finance strategy is exploring setting up a Big Society Capital-style wholesaler. Is social investment about to take off in Canada? David Floyd reports from the tenth annual Social Finance Forum.
Following the launch of UnLtd’s Impact Fund this month, Ben Smith, UnLtd’s investment lead, explores what investors and intermediaries need to change for social ventures to start achieving impact at scale.
Billions of dollars are now invested to create social impact as well as financial return. But with powerful new players such as Goldman Sachs and the Ford Foundation striding into this maturing market, will the sector’s original values be lost?
Social investors and organisations seeking social investment often struggle to find each other. An award-winning match-making service has seen 200 successful deals across the Asia-Pacific so far this year.