Social investment: Who's got it, who wants it, and what's next?

A "social investment" is an investment motivated by humanitarian returns, not just financial returns. Social investments have a significant positive impact on communities in the UK, and NCVO has just published a new analysis of the market that will help both the investment community and the voluntary sector.

Unlike previous studies, NCVO gathered detailed financial data from charities and social companies as well as looking at the size of the market from an investor's perspective. They have identified which social sector organizations are borrowing now, and which are likely to in the future. Only limited organizations have benefited from social investment to date, but this research will help investors find future customers. The highest potential demand for secured lending is from incorporated, medium-sized charities with tangible fixed assets to secure lending, who nonetheless are too small or too reluctant to borrow from high street banks. Read the Entire Article


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Foundation: Rockefeller Brothers Fund

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Free social investment guide published by Cass Business School

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Lumina Foundation Announces Strategic Social Investment Strategy
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

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Social investment: Who's got it, who wants it, and what's next?

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Data-driven: How a new database can help us get social investment to charities and social ...

On April 27th NCVO launched a report that supported by the Social Investment Research Council. The report attempts to unveil what is going on behind the scenes the current financing of the social...more

Treasury Releases Final Program-Related Investment Regulations - Installment # 1

The United States Treasury Department, after serious debate, has released the final regulations regarding Program Related Investments, PRI's for short. These PRI's are investments that have no...more

New Program-Related Investment Regulations Released by Treasury

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