28 October | Looking to SME Lending to Guide Social Impact Investing Growth

Vinay Nair is the Director of Business Development at the Social Investment Business Foundation and at its partner organisation,Social and Sustainable Capital. Vinay writes about the importance of building on the growth of other industries to better respond to where social investment is sought.  “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” These famous […]

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06 August | Our Guide to Measuring Social Impact

Times are never dreary when it comes to social impact measurement.  The European Commission recently agreed on an official “European Standard” for impact measurement, which will be applicable across Europe to be used by social enterprises and investors.  Although details have yet to be revealed, the standard developed with the support of the EVPA promises to recommend […]

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4 June | First-loss, frontline gains

Adrian Brown wrote a thought-provoking piece on the role of first-loss capital in social impact bonds. He noted, rightly, that it’s not the hammer to hit all nails and, when used inappropriately, skews incentives and its objectives. However, it is our belief that first-loss capital can be structured in social investing in a way that […]

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22 April | Delighted to announce our new Director of Business Development

Vinay Nair joins Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) and the Social Investment Business (SIB) today to focus on raising new funds and increase the supply of simple finance to charities and social enterprises. Vinay joins from Acumen, a leading global social impact investor, where he was Head of International Business Development for three years and […]

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21 March | Over 500 organisations download Community Investment Fund EOI

We have had a great response from the sector since we launched our first fund, the Community Investment Fund, 26 February 2014. Over 500 EOI’s have been downloaded and we have received 40 completed expressions of interest forms. Our first investment committee takes place week commencing 24 March 2014 and we are eager to make […]

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Event: 27 February | Big Society Capital and Social Enterprise North West Social Finance Fair

With speakers representing social enterprises and charities who have successfully used social investment and will provide opportunities to meet social finance providers and will give more information on support available Key Note Speakers include: Rt Hon – Hazel Blears MP Nick O’Donohoe   –  Chief Executive, Big Society Capital CEO

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26 February | Launch of new £20m Community Investment Fund

Charities and social enterprises will be able to apply for loans and investments of up to £1 million from a fund launched today by Social and Sustainable Capital, which is jointly financed by the Social Investment Business and Big Society Capital. As it launched its first fund, Social and Sustainable Capital also announced a strategic […]

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