Any part of the social investment market that isn’t helping charities and social enterprises to access the right finance needs a rethink, writes The Social Investment Business CEO, as he picks up on the debate on reshaping social finance.
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Social enterprises are no longer merely viewed as “pipeline” or “deal flow” by social investors. Instead, their needs for flexible, aligned and appropriate finance are recognised, says Nick Temple. But challenges remain.