Social Investment – a missing link for Corporate CSR?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Funding, Innovation, Strategy, Uncategorised

By Barry Collins Investment in social enterprises is still very much a fledgling agenda in the mindset of the investment community. This is probably not surprising as the criteria for being designated a social enterprise as used by the Cabinet Office in its 2012 Social Enterprise Market Trends ‘ suggested the following five criteria:

Appetite growing for social investment – among the funders

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog, Funding, Innovation, Strategy

By Amanda Carpenter Sitting in a crowded auditorium at Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently listening to Bridges Ventures present their report “Shifting the Lens – A De-risking Toolkit for Impact Investment.

Winning business in the public sector

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog, Civil Society, Funding, Innovation, Rants

By Kevin Baughen Two years ago, I wrote a piece for the Guardian website about how small organisations were struggling to even be considered to deliver local, public services in spite of the Big Society initiative claiming this was all going to change… Have you seen any evidence of change since then?  We’re genuinely interested […]