Should we scrap the phrase ‘investment readiness’?

12 Mar Should we scrap the phrase ‘investment readiness’?

Should we scrap the phrase ‘investment readiness’? Nick Temple, the new CEO of the Social Investment Business, argues in Civil Society that too much support is focussed on getting social enterprises and charities ready for one potential outcome, rather than strengthening their flexibility, resilience and sustainability. Temple thinks we should also find better ways to embed knowledge within charities and social enterprises and reduce their dependency on grants and external providers – for example, by prioritising peer-to-peer support and opening up data to help them make decisions.