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As a positive investor, can you create real impact? 

When do impact investments create real change? This panel debate on Stanford Social Innovation Review's website features leaders from the U.S. and U.K. impact and sustainable investing world weighing in on the question. Bridges Ventures says focus on under-served geographies; Big Society Capital says look for...

UK social investors launch Good Finance site

UK social investors, Big Society Capital, have joined forces with other industry pioneers including Flip Finance and the UK Cabinet Office, to launch a website dedicated to improving access to information about social investment. The Good Finance site addresses concerns raised across a number of recent...

Big Society Capital publishes top tips for financial advisors

Attracting retail investors to impact investing has been high on the sector's agenda for a long time. This has been evidenced in policy action to date, for example the launch of Social Investment Tax Relief - a tax subsidy for investors in social enterprises -...

Impact investing, transparency and Big Society Capital

Impact investing remains a relatively young concept and, as it matures, has understandably been subject to critical review. One such critique is a concern about lack of transparency in impact investing, for a sector that deals a lot in building positive stories and hype, there...

CEO of Big Society Capital to step down

Last week it was announced that Nick O'Donohoe, CEO of UK social investment wholesale bank Big Society Capital, will depart by the end of 2015. Whilst much of the media coverage focused on Nick's achievements to date, for example overseeing drawdowns of £136m since BSC's launch, an OpEd published...

Finance Matters Happy Hour: Caroline Mason, COO of Big Society Capital

Join us for our September happy hour with Caroline Mason, COO of Big Society Capital,  the UK's social investment bank. Big Society Capital, the world’s first social investment wholesaler, launched in 2012 with a £600m to invest in building the social investment market in the UK. Caroline...

Big Society Capital releases its policy manifesto

Big Society Capital, the UK social investment bank, has published a report "Better Finance, Better Society" to set out their strategic priorities for the social finance section leading in to, and beyond the 2015 general election. The report identifies four policy priorities, the first of which is empowering individuals to...