Some claim Big Society Capital’s current form – and its implications on the cost of finance – is actually holding back social investment. But, while lending all its money cheaply may be tempting, it would be a serious mistake, writes CEO Cliff Prior.
Social entrepreneurs may acknowledge there’s a crisis unfolding, but that doesn’t mean there’s a clear path ahead for how they should respond. Are they falling short – or does the responsibility lie elsewhere?
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