The UK’s social impact investment market is now worth around £150 billion. That’s a significant amount of capital going into businesses that are looking to address some of the biggest issues in modern British society. These range from improving employment or education outcomes through to tackling carbon emissions or improving access to healthcare.
The value of the market is only likely to keep increasing. The Government is encouraging the creation of more investment products and vehicles, through which individual investors can generate a financial return at the same time as helping deliver a positive societal benefit.
We work with several of the country’s leading social impact investment funds. We are able to direct client investment propositions to these funds when appropriate, i.e. assuming that it fits with their social impact criteria. With new investment platforms – based around a particular sector or issue, this is a valuable new source of potential funding that all socially-minded businesses should be tapping into.