WHAT IS SOCIAL INVESTMENT?
Social investment is to help social enterprises raise capital that they might find difficult to secure from traditional investment sources, and help investors find organisations that deliver a social as well as a financial return.
SHORT VIDEO FROM THE UKTI FEATURING JAMIE OLIVER
USEFUL RESOURCES (SOME ARE EXTERNAL LINKS)
An introduction to social investment
Social Investment Explained, January 2014
Guide for the Ambitious Entrepreneur, April 2012
More detailed understanding of the social investment market
The First Billion: A Forecast of Social Investment Demand, September 2012
BIG SOCIETY CAPITAL
In March 2012 the Government launched Big Society Capital – the world’s first wholesale social investment bank. On the day of the launch, the Prime Minister David Cameron visited SEUK member, Brigade, a social enterprise that trains people with experience of homelessness to become professional chefs.
SOCIAL INVESTMENT FORUM
Social Enterprise UK chairs the Social Investment Forum, a network of social investment and finance intermediaries (SIFIs) designed to help keep money flowing around the market and ensure it reaches the social enterprises on the ground.